Friday, February 23, 2007

The Science of Sleep

Man meets girl
Man falls in love with girl
Man breaks up with girl
Man runs into her door in an attempt to win her back
Man makes up with girl.

Seems like a run of the mill chick flick but what makes this a little bit better than most is that when he's not living the cliche he's asleep and we get to see his dreams manifest themselves in pop video style. Not a surprise considering its Michel Gondry who's directing. In fact the dreams seem to be nods to some of previous work, in particular the over sized hands seem to be from the Foo Fighters video.

Another quirk that this film has is that it can't make up its mind whether to be Spanish, French or English with the characters hopping from one to the next with various levels of success, its the mis-translations that provide some of the laughs.

The film is pleasant enough, the acting OK and the story alright but there's no magic that you had with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which is Gondry's best movie to date.
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