| Movie Review: An Amazing
Couple - Trilogy, Part 2
Alternate Title: Alternate Universes Do Exist
Story: As I declared last week, I was committed to seeing all three parts of director/actor Lucas Belvaux's trilogy - and I am glad I did. I very much look forward to next week's installment.
Part two is about as farcical as Part one was dark. The same actors (plus some additional talent) appear in the same time line, scenarios and locations but their quandary is very different from the fugitive gone mad in part one. It was fun to see the story evolve from different points of view.
It is a romantic, communication mishap, European farce. If you like this type of film - this one is for you. You do not have to have seen the first part, but I think it completes the total picture and makes for a fuller cinematic experience if you have seen all of them.
While the fugitive from part one lives in the long dead past, these characters are fully involved in the present but have as many communications problems as our previous lead actor does as he returns to life after 15 years behind bars.
Acting: Another terrific ensemble cast with actors Ornella Muti and Francois Morel as the long married couple who become suspicious of one another's behavior.
Predilection: I was intrigued by this director's project as a trilogy.
Critters: One sweet cat.
Visual Art: Not a whole lot of good visuals to feast upon.
Blatant Product Placement: Jaguar
Soundtrack: Fun and upbeat.
Opening Titles: Part one had a background with white type. Part two had a gray background with white type. I wonder about the upcoming Part three?
Theater Audience: Quite a lot of folk who obviously had already seen Part one.
Sappy Factor: 0
Quirky Meter: 0
Squirm Scale: 0
Predictability Level: Moderate.
Tissue Usage: 0
Oscar Worthy: No.
Nit Picking: Not a nit in sight.
Big Screen or Rental: Go for the big screen or eventually rent all three.
Length: 95 minutes.
LOBO HOWLS: 7