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Movie Review: La Moustache

Alternate Title: Sometimes I Hate French Films

Story: Sometimes I hate French Films and sometimes I don't. This was one of those times that a French film did not work for me. An elegant, beautifully shot film, filled with stylish, attractive people but after all that- not a heck of a lot works.

Marc and Agnes seem to have a solid marriage. One night he shaves off his moustache and not only does she not notice, when confronted, she exclaims that he did not have a moustache. And we are off. Marc goes into a tailspin, paranoia sets in, reality becomes warped and pretty quickly we end up in Hong Kong.

Is Marc nuts? Is Agnes trying to make him crazy? Is perception reality? Does anyone give a shit?

I don't require a neat and tidy ending to films but I do require some semblance of a story that has a beginning, middle and end. This film did not deliver.

Acting: Vincent Linden and Emmanuelle Devos were both admirable. I just did not care a bit what happened to them after awhile.

Predilection: This film has been playing in one of new favorite theaters for several months and I decided to finally check it out. Bad idea.

Food: I saw this a few weeks ago and don;t remember the details.

Visual Art: I mostly remember it was a dark film.

Theater Audience: I was totally alone in the theater.

Sappy Factor: 0

Quirky Meter: 0

Squirm Scale: 0

Drift Factor: I planned the rest of my summer while watching this film.

Predictability Level: Who cared?

Tissue Usage: I cried because I wasted money on this.

Oscar Worthy: No

Big Screen or Rental: Neither

Length: An extremely long 90 minutes.