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Movie Review: Dans Paris

Alternate Title: Doom and Gloom

Story: Some people roll their eyes when discovering a new movie is a French film and there are others who say 'oo la la'. I am somewhere in the middle and work hard not to predetermine. That said, this is one of the most self-indulgent, depressing, rambling and sybaritic pieces of celluloid merde I have seen in a long time.

This mastabatory piece was both written and directed by Christophe Honore. The premise takes awhile to figure out and by that time I did not care why the two brothers chose the life paths that we are forced to observe. One is suicidally depressed and the other can't help but seize life to it's peak.

But in the end - I hated every character and the story line (as it were). The good news? Paris looks really pretty.

Acting: The all French cast includes: Romain Duris, Louis Garrel, Guy Marchand, Joana Preiss, Alice Butaud, Marie-France Pisier, Helena Noguerra, Judith El Zein, Annabelle Hettmann, Mathieu Funck-Brentano, Lou Rambert Preiss

Predilection: None

Food: I saw this film ten days ago and can't remember.

Sex Spectrum: It is a French film. There is sex, but no sensuality.

Blatant Product Placement: None

Soundtrack: Some jazzy tunes

Opening Titles: The opening sequence showed promise but it quickly faded.

Visual Art: Paris is always beautiful. The whole city looks like a painting.

Theater Audience: About a dozen comatose film goers.

Sappy Factor: 0

Quirky Meter: 0

Drift Factor: Major drifting throughout.

Predictability Level: I did not care what happened to anyone.

Tissue Usage: 0

Oscar Worthy: NO!

Big Screen or Rental: Neither

Length: 93 grueling minutes.