Blind Date is sort of a french comedy film about 2 neighbors who are in a way anti-social. The place they live in has very thin walls between their apartments and so, they end up developing a relationship through the walls; without ever meeting each other face to face.
The argument being made, in my opinion, would be that often times it doesn't matter what is on the outside. Instead, it should be more important what the person is like on the inside. I would think the author is trying to say that you can learn more about someone when you focus on their personality and get to know them. Versus relying heavily on how their physical appearance makes an impression on you.
I know previously in class, we mentioned how french humor was very different from american humor, and it can be seen in this film. I feel that this movie had kind of a similar theme to Amelie but, it is a bit more romantic. I feel it gives a nice glimpse of what french life is like and a look at their humor.
I really enjoyed the film and thought it was a nice twist to the traditional romance movies like the Notebook. I found myself laughing at various scenes because it is very comical and interesting. I have learned to appreciate and get to know someone more on their personality than on their looks. Although the characters were not ugly, it was nice to see them fall for each other’s way of being than seeing each other. I was surprised to see that a movie that seemed boring would be actually be amusing and worth watching. I would definitely recommend it to people who like quirky romance films because, it isn’t really a romance movie; it’s more of a comedy.
Even though I'm not big on French humor, I think I might enjoy this movie.
I also really enjoyed the film!! I liked the different perspective on romance.
This sounds like a very interesting movie. I'd probably watch this- as it would be interesting to see a French romantic comedy.
The movie I choose to watch was called He Even Has Your Eyes. I found this movie off Netflix and it just looked intriguing. This movie was about a French-African family who was adopting and ended up with a caucasian child. The family and country doesn’t think that this makes sense that the couple has a white baby and not an African one. Throughout the movie they deal with the struggles of getting people to accept this family as a new normal.
I think that the message the director is trying to get across is that there is no perfect family and that the most abnormal families can be the best ones. Paul and Sali, the parents go through a battle in this movie trying to get the social worker, her mom and everyone else in between to see that they can be the best parents to this child.
Besides the language barrier I felt as this movie is very americanized. The humor wasn’t the stereotypical french humor but the music was all in English and songs that I recognized.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, I could connect to the humor and message of this movie. When randomly picking a movie on Netflix I usually strike out but this movie was very good and I would definitely recommend to others.
It sounds like a good movie that you can learn a lesson from and can be eye-opening.
I would watch this based on your description!
I chose the movie Les Choristes. It is about an all boy boarding school where the children are a bit rebellious and the new teacher tries to incorporate music into their lives to make them more obedient. The choir however was not approved by the headmaster's rules so the teacher had the students sing "underground". The headmaster eventually found out about the choir and fires the teacher. However, in one of the final scenes, the boys from the choir send paper airplanes out of the windows of the school for the teacher so show that he did make an impact in the boys' lives.
I would definitely recommend this movie to others. It has a bit of humor and makes you feel good after watching.
I watched this one as well! I also really liked this movie. It was extremely endearing and touching.
The movie I chose to watch was Divines. In this movie two teenage Romani girls named Dounia and Maimouna who live on the outskirts of Paris start of with stealing merchandise from store and selling it to their classmates. To keep their secret business running they keep their stolen goods on a catwalk in a theater. One day when retrieving their stolen items a guy who was dancing for an audition caught her eye and she is dared to spit on him by her friend. This causes him to chase her and slip off the catwalk and Dounia catches him leading to a new friendship. One day she meets a drug dealer named Rebecca and decides she wants to be a part of her crew. Soon she and her bestfriend start taking various jobs and climbed their way to the top. One night Dounia steals a big load of money from a man but gives some of it to her mom causing Rebecca to become angry. This results in and argument between the two and a fire erupts. Rebecca and Dounia escape however Maimouna does not before the building blows up and a riot breaks out.
This movie shows a side of France I didn't know existed let alone were so criticized. I believe the director wanted to make this side of France known and let others aware of what is happening even if it might not be as extreme as pictured in this film. This film takes me by surprise it is very different from other French films I have seen that picture France as lively and safe. There are a lot more American films similar this and seeing it set in a place outside of what I've seen is very eye- opening. I would definitely recommend this others especially those who are looking for something different.
I think it is interesting as well to know that there is French films that will show the other sides of France. It is a good idea to see that the country is not just like all that is publicized in the media.
I chose to watch the film Blind Date about two neighbor who interact in anti-socially by communicating through the wall, but not meeting face to face. The relationship first starts in a hostile environment with the woman (Machine) being upset with the commotion that her neighbor (Machin) is making. They both give each other nicknames and continue their relationship with each other further than a friendship.
This is a unique setting that is similar to online dating as people develop a relationship with someone without meeting face to face. The author portrays the theme that someone's personality and what is on the inside is more important than what someone looks like on the outside. The film also portrays french humor!
I really liked the film because it put a twist on romance. I enjoyed the film and would watch it again!
I chose to watch the French film High Tension. It is the story of two college girls that are spending their holiday at one of their parent’s country house. The hosts are killed by a mysterious truck driver and the girls are stalked and one of them is kidnapped by the killer.
I actually really enjoyed this film, despite it being a horror film, which is not a genre I usually enjoy at all. The story telling was done in a unique way and the scary part was not jump-scares like so many American horror films. It seems like most American films are very formulaic and rather easy to predict. This film was not formulaic at all and had a huge twist that I didn’t see coming which was very enjoyable.
The movie that I chose to watch, as recommended by a friend, was Les Choristes. This movie was about a composer who is originally not doing well, but gets a chance to teach at a boarding school for young boys. The boarding school is run by an extremely strict headmaster, and thus there are very stringent and tough rules in place. This results in a lot of boys acting out or being trouble makers in an attempt to rebel against the strict headmaster. In an effort to essentially control the students and have them do something more beneficial with their time, the new teacher, Mathieu, creates a choir group at the school. Though this idea was originally not taken to well, as the movie progresses, it is evident how the students end up liking the choir group, but they also extremely appreciate the effort put in by Mathieu, and how much he touched their lives. This is evident at the end of the movie, when even though Mathieu gets fired, the children show their appreciation for him by creating paper planes with messages on them for him.
This was an extremely interesting movie. It was sad at the beginning, through the film’s depiction of the boys, some of whom had been abandoned by their parents at the boarding school. However, it was inspiring to see how Mathieu touched their lives through all of their love of music and singing, and how coming together as a group gave them all a sense of purpose and gave them all a new take on friendship and relying on others. It was also extremely interesting to see how a boarding school was run in France. The strict headmaster was something I had also seen in other movies, so this concept didn’t seem as new to me. Overall, I’d definitely recommend this movie to others.