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About the Movie
Eminently inventive auteur Michel Gondry finds inspiration from french novelist Boris Vian's cult novel to provide the foundation for this visionary and romantic love story starring Audrey Tautou (Amélie, Coco Before Chanel) and Romain Duris (The Beat My Heart Skipped). Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, Duris plays wealthy bachelor Colin, whose hobbies include developing his pianocktail (a cocktail-making piano) and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas (Omar Sy - The Untouchables, X-Men: Days of Future Past). When Colin learns that his best friend Chick (Gad Elmaleh - The Valet), a fellow acolyte of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre, has a new American girlfriend, our lonely hero attends a friend's party in hopes of falling in love himself. He soon meets Chloé (Tautou) and, before they know it, they're dancing to Duke Ellington and plunging headfirst into a romance that Gondry rapturously depicts as only he can. Their whirlwind courtship is tested when an unusual illness plagues Chloe; a flower begins to grow in her lungs. To save her, Colin discovers the only cure is to surround Chloe with a never-ending supply of fresh flowers.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 105
- Fresh: 65
- Rotten: 40
- Average Rating: 6.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: "Mood Indigo" feels both overdone and undercooked - a hectic but sketchy tale of oddball romance that slides inexorably into tragedy.
Fresh: A mad mix of what Tex Avery, Rube Goldberg and the silent-film fantasist Georges Melies might have come up with if they'd put their feverish heads together.
Fresh: A droll, demented and slightly depressive tale of doomed love.
Fresh: It's hard not to take delight in Michel Gondry and his whooshing, bendable universe.
Takes on the powerful use of film and digital magic, and combines them into a masterpiece. Surreal, Impressionist, Pointalist, Cartoony, and Stunning Realism…with a healthy dose of Duke Ellington and other musical beauties. Puts “beliefism” in its claustrophobic place. This is one of the best movies ever made that communicates the human emotions clearly. It is not to be taken literally. I felt that I watched the life cycle and understood death. I was impressed with the film maker’s creativity and imagination. I had to watch it simply because of Omar Sy and Audrey Tautou, and also loved Romain’s performance as Colin.
When whimsy becomes evil
Too much of a good thing? To much of a bad thing? It's hard to tell. Too much of everything and not enough filmmaking/story/character etc. Maybe it was fun to make? I hope so . . .
I am a Gondry fan, but...
It’s painful to say, but this film is a failure.
While it is indeed playful and charming, and there are some fun quirky adventures around Les Halles in Paris (an underused locale to be sure), the narrative could not support the B-grade efforts of the cast and special effects department.
And Gondry should realize that he is not very interesting to watch on the screen. His talents are far better served behind camera as a director. Just sayin’…
- Genre: Romance
- Released: 2014
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