A Whimsical Adventure — 4 years ago
First, I’m just going to get this out on the table: The French are insane and I love them for it.
To be perfectly honest I had always been drawn to this film because of its awesome cover. It wasn’t until later that I discovered how critically acclaimed the film actually was.
French films are always very eccentric, so I expected no less from this one. It is a science fiction, fairy tale, love story hybrid. If you dislike whimsy in your films then this is certainly not for you. Without the film’s surreal nature, there would be nothing to it.
The set and costume design are amazing. It must have taken many creative minds to create such a unique world. That is one of the things the film does best: Puts you within this odd and certainly singular dimension.
The characters are both lovable and grotesque. It is difficult to describe the type of pull this film possesses, but it undoubtedly captures your heart as you watch it.