[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.
Bernardo Bertolucci is one of the undisputed masters of the erotic-drama genre and 2003's The Dreamers is as ever a Bertolucci erotic-drama experience as could be.
The characters, all played by uniquely beautiful actors (Michael Pitt with his defining lips and anemic quality, Eva Green with, well, everything, and Louis Garrel with his sharp features, prominent jaw, and dark eyes), are obsessed. The trio is obsessed with film—classic and French New Wave especially—and this is reflected by Bertolucci, who integrates what I imagine are films he loves seamlessly into both the written and visual aspects of The Dreamers.
The trio is obsessed with sex. And it's not so much that they're sex addicts, but that they're yearning to be a…
Bernardo Bertolucci is a man who knows what he likes. Of the movies I've seen that seems to be naked women and a bit of debauchery. From Maria Schneider's unorthodox use of butter in "Last Tango In Paris" to full frontal nudity of Rachel Weisz in "Stealing Beauty",he's a bit of a mucky puppy.
With "The Dreamers" he continued that trend with some eventful sex scenes and some near-the knuckle shenanigans involving the gorgeous Eva Green in a role that even her agent tried to talk her out of. Michael Pitt must also have had kittens at the thought of getting his knob out so frequently this felt like a biology documentary.
Set against the backdrop of the Paris student…
"I don't believe in God, but if I did, he would be a black, left-handed guitarist."
In an instance such as this, when I'm struggling to think of "Reasons why I like this film," instead I try and think "What have I taken away and learnt from this film?"
In the case of "The Dreamers," I learnt that love doesn't necessarily have to be black and white or conventional. To love is uncontrollable and totally unpredictable. I learnt how tiny pleasures of erratic, seemingly crazy behaviour and mischief can be the light and soul of ones life. I learnt that things that are perceived by society as "wrong" and "out of bounds" may in fact sometimes just be the way things turn out and can be completely routine for others.
I learnt that sometimes, just sometimes, we as the general public should maybe learn to open our eyes and observe, or close them and dream.
Not for me at all. The incessant movie references actually didn't bother me as much as I thought it would and it was actually used pretty cleverly but Ive just never been into this kind of story. One about annoying individualist shits bathing together and arguing about all kinds of pseudo-intellectual drivel showing just how cool they are. I didn't like any of the characters at all to be honest, especially Eva Green's character. Michael Pitt also really really annoyed me, although his performance was quite a bit better than Green's at least, and then the other guy was probably the coolest of the 3 but that really isn't saying much.
I like Bertolucci. The Conformist is one of my…
Interesting use of incest as a metaphor for adolescence. The political themes are a bit muddled; I don't think Bertolucci really knew what he wanted to say there.
It's Dogtooth meets Dead Poets Society, with lots of penis and vagina.
Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers is something of a treasure. It's also a very difficult film to review, for me, and that's maybe because I'm perhaps too young to fully capture what it is trying to say or what it really means, but I'll nonetheless share my opinions on it.
What I feel is so great about The Dreamers is how it represents that time period in the 60's when cinema was actually a very important thing. It used to change people, how they see the world. their beliefs and hopes. I'm not saying it doesn't happen today, but there's no denying that there's not a big cinema cult nowadays like there was 50 years ago. And you can see that…
Sexual Assault / Rape
Stereotypes about French people
there's a limit to your love. or not?
Three movie loving students push each other to the erotic limit to the backdrop of riots in 1968 Paris, Bernardo Bertolucci's encanting movie about sexual discovery and politicial turmoil
Una película genial, poética, divertida, cine en todo su esplendor!
it was gross, and i did not enjoy it. you see michael pitts penis which is cool but it doesnt make up for the rest of the two hours wasted on this trash. I dont usually hate movies but this one's making me reconsider
Ein unerwartet charmanter Film, der wie im Flug vorbei war, zwar nicht an die Vorbilder heranreicht, manches zu sehr erzwingt und etwas viel Film-Dropping betreibt, aber eine interessante Beziehung aus Abhängigkeiten beschreibt und die politische Arroganz der selbsternannten intellektuellen Elite. Und allein dadurch, dass er uns Eva Green schenkte, ist die Existenz des Films schon gerechtfertigt.
I have a thing for obscure references in films and this one had a bag full of them while continuing to be a compelling story about love, taboo and cinema in general. Eva Green was naked.
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