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The Pleasure of Being Robbed
A curious and lost Eleonore looks for something everywhere, even in the bags of strangers who find themselves sadly smiling only well after she's left their lives. They owe her their thanks.
A short and sweet movie with about the freedom and sense of the moment that a young girl in New York City possesses. I thought it was really interesting, but I could see how some could think of it as detached.
Wasn't really impressed with The Pleasure of Being Robbed unfortunately - didn't find the main character to be particularly likeable and never really mustered up much interest in what was happening. The scenes at the zoo were probably the highlight (before it all got ruined by some unnecessary weirdness which appeared to be trying a little too hard to come across as quirky). I'll be curious to see Eleonore Hendricks in something else as I definitely think she has potential.
A girl wanders on the streets conning people, shoplifting, picking pockets and even stealing a car's keys. Director Safdie co-stars as a close friend of the protagonist in this nouvelle vagu-ish, plotless vagrant of a movie. The natural liveliness of (co-writer) Hendricks partially makes up for the film's lack of motive.
It's movies like this that give American indie cinema a bad name, these people are awful and nothing feels authentic, why don't we all just watch Silver Linings Playbook instead?
Actually the story of a girl with an innate talent for parallel parking
Anoche, al ver la otra película de los hermanos Safdie, recordé ésta (y la fecha en que la vi, gracias a Twitter).
Ojalá que los hipsters se entretengan largo rato con con Zooey y Lena y nunca nos roben a Eleonore Hendricks.
Atrocious. Literally the worst film I've ever seen. A complete waste of 70 minutes. The main character was disgusting and an awful human being.
One of the least inventive, imaginative, insightful, entertaining, enlightening, important films that I have ever seen. It says absolutely nothing and does so in a way that is never ever interesting.
Read my full review here: moviespunk.com/post/28046731746/streamer-thepleasureofbeingrobbed
More indie than indie... what are we looking for in this film?
"Turn the windshield wipers on. Grab the ticket."
Steal a car, and it doesn't mean shit.
"How irresolute did those appear, showing the importance which they set upon their words! Their work was done and their undertakings were successful, while the people all said, 'We are as we are, of ourselves!'" - Lao Tzu
Don't ask me if it was a good movie. I gave it three stars... whatever that means.
It wasn't bad, and that's an accomplishment in itself.
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