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Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Amateur (1994)

Writer: Hal Hartley
Director: Hal Hartley
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Martin Donovan, Elina Lowensohn

This ex-nun, while writing pornographic literature (poorly) meets a dude who had just fallen from a window.  The dude now has amnesia.  They intersect with a woman and another dude and it turns out that the first dude was a pimp/video pornographer for the second woman.  Of course, the French or Dutch mob is involved.  The four of them for a reason which I don't understand--which may be because I was nodding off, but I don't think so--all end up running together.  Then people die and other people are sad.

The Woman
i'm getting sick of bad movies. we seem to be in a terrible streak. this was trying really hard, too hard in fact, to be clever and philosophical. it just came off as bad. like bad performance art. the plot was uninteresting. the characters were uninteresting and unengaging. i'm glad it's over. it caused a domestic dispute in house too. moster fell asleep and when i called him out on it he got mad at me because he wouldn't admit it even though i was watching him roll his eyes and bob his head more than i was watching this crap movie.

the ending was a total cliche too.

This reeked of "student."  Acting was middling-to-fair; production was independent of any type of finance, which is not nearly as big a problem as the fact that it's independent of any creativity.  The writing wasn't even film school senior.  The direction was blah.

Also, my woman's synopsis of the argument is incorrect; but I will not have this argument again.

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