Thursday, March 5, 2015

Review of: Mood Indigo {The Movie}

Have you ever heard of French novelist Boris Vian's cult novel, Mood Indigo?  I have not read the book, but I do remember seeing movie posters for the film adaptation by Michel Gondry last year {2014}.  The beautiful colors and love story made me remember it when we came across it on Netflix last weekend. 

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The weather here has been wretched, so we snuggled up in bed (because the main floor of our house is FREEZING - never get slate floors) to watch this quick 90 minute flick.  Set in Paris, with French subtitles, you're in for a unique treat. 

We had no idea what we were getting ourselves in to.  In the first 15 minutes of the film, your mind is whirling around trying to process everything that is going on.  Everything is moving {literally}, you can't figure out the relationships, and the story is quite bizarre to begin with. 

I'm telling you, stick with it.  This movie is SO UNIQUE.  The actors are actually pretty great, and the movie itself keeps you interested by having a style I've never seen before.  I don't even know how to describe it.  You will be quite mind-blown.  It is Wes Anderson-like, but with more of a beaming story - with some animation, and almost Claymation looking parts.  The relationship is adorable to follow, and the whole setting/home/story is fascinating. 

This is an actual scene from the movie.  It gives you an idea of how funky it is.

Taken from Amazon"The story is simple: Boy meets girl; boy marries girl; girl falls ill on their honeymoon with a water lily on the lung, which can only be treated by being surrounded by flowers; boy goes broke desperately trying to keep his true love alive."

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Sounds so normal, right?  Did you catch the "water lily on the lung" part?  See?  Now you have to watch it.  It's three feet long! 

I would definitely recommend checking out this movie.  Like I said, it's like no movie I've even seen before and worth the 90 minutes to try something new.  Just make sure you're in the mood to read subtitles! 

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