[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet
A 12-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country on board a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.
''The amazing thing about water drops is that they always take the path of least resistance. For humans it's exactly the opposite.''
Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie, Delicatessen, Mic Macs) brings his trusty brand of whimsical adventure and magical realism to the Montana countryside (although most it the film was shot in Canada) for an adaptation of 'The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet', written by Reif Larsen.
Boasting some of the most luminous cinematography you could ever dream of seeing (courtesy of newly developed Arri Alexa camera's) we are introduced to a family in a rural setting where our young and prodigious protagonist is a 10 year old boy named T.S. who is focused on scientific experimentation and invention. His father is…
Film #1 At CIFF: The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet
"The amazing thing about water drops is that they always take the path of least resistance. For humans it's exactly the opposite."
It's been a long time since I've been on Letterboxd, but it's sure as hell good to be back. Thank you to my friend, Todd Gaines, for checking up on me. I really appreciated that notion, it was a big part in why I decided to come back on Letterboxd. And like the first time I went on, I fell in love.
Wow, what a way to start off the Calgary International Film Festival. This English…
The Young and Prodigious T. S. Spivet is from Jean-Pierre Jeunet the director of the absolutely amazing Amélie and that was the main reason that lead me to see this film. And I was also in a mood for an adventure film!
So The Young and Prodigioud T. S. Spivet tells us the story of T. S. Spivet, a super intelligent boy at the age of 10 that receives a call from Smithsonian an instution that wants to give him an award for a unique invention. He feels like he is the underdog of the family because he is so smart and has different interests than his mother, father, sister and twin brother. He made up a plan to go…
Oh Jean-Pierre Jeunet. I had so much confidence in you. Damn. I guess we all make mistakes.
Before I start off, wow it's been a while. Like we are rounding in on six months of absence time. I guess I should validate my reasoning for leaving so abruptly and so I'll try. After around April-ish school actually became important and hard, so I refocused my time on learning instead of writing movie reviews. And then literally the day school ended I went off on a trip around the world, literally. So I think fall, the 'awards' season as some might call it, is a perfect time to try and step back into this journey and call it a fresh start.…
Absolutely amazing. I honestly don't even know why I'm giving it 4.5 out of 5. Jean-Pierre Jeunet is just clearly a genius. Everything he does, my god.
Visually stunning and ingenious style, but lacks everything else we love about Jeunet
A beautiful little feel-good movie that's perfect for Sunday viewing. Much like Amelie it has quirky surrealist elements to it but its grounded within a touching central narrative that focuses on an oddball individuals personal journey of self discovery and realisation. Kyle Catlett's central performance is wonderful (considering i absolutely couldn't stand him in The Following) and he really holds the entire movie.
Παιδί θαύμα ηλικίας 10 ετών ανακαλύπτει τη... μηχανή αέναης κίνησης και ξεκινάει ένα ταξίδι-περιπέτεια προκειμένου να παραλάβει βραβείο για την ανακάλυψη του.Άψογο εικαστικά με μια πανδαισία χρωμάτων όπως όλες οι ταινίες του Jeunet,αλλά πέραν τούτου φτωχά τα ελέη του Θεού.Ίσως να αρέσει περισσότερο σε νεαρότερους,σε παιδάκια και γενικά στους μικρούς λλλιλλλιπούτειους καρναβαλλλιστές που έλεγε η Ελλλίζα Καλλλίτση.
Ele começa bem, mas depois se perde. Uma hora ele parece ser um filme de drama, outra hora ele parece ser um filme de aventura infantil. Os personagens são apresentados com pouca profundidade.
Leia a minha resenha completa aqui: www.fique-sabendo.com/2014/11/resenha-uma-viagem-extraordinaria.html
It starts fine, but then gets lost. A time he seems to be a drama film, another time he appears to be a children's adventure film. The characters are presented with little depth.
Read my full review here (in portuguese): www.fique-sabendo.com/2014/11/resenha-uma-viagem-extraordinaria.html
A beautiful movie, but far from Jeunet's masterpieces.
Took a punt on this and it was a thoroughly enjoyable watch with my 11 year old son.
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- Teen Wolf
- The Breakfast Club
- American Pie
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- The Wind Rises
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- The Grand Budapest Hotel
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