A question I have about this — 3 years ago
Be warned: this is not your average musical, where people burst into song occasionally… every single word in Les parapluies de Cherbourg is sung. Which can be tiresome, but I found that I got used to it pretty fast. It’s not a movie for everyone, say if you were dating the kind of guy that thinks Casablanca is a chick flick, don’t try to pitch this one to him during your movie night.
I enjoyed the movie. My dad was born in ‘56, and at that time my grandmother had the same hairdo as ’maman’ in the movie. She also had a shop back then, so I could kind of picture her in that setting. I really liked the wardrobe (especially Geneviève’s collection of coats) and the crazy wallpaper. And I thought it was interesting to see how teen pregnancy was handled here. Movies and tv shows today show a very different approach as opposed to this movie from the 60s. There was a brief ‘oh what will the neighbours say’ moment but that was about it. Were people more tolerant or open minded? Or were they just used to it, was it more common during those days? Or is it just this particular movie on its own, I wonder.