New Orleans Mon AmourClosed Captioning
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About the Movie
A year after Hurricane Katrina, Henry (Christopher Eccleston), a surgeon in the affluent Garden District of New Orleans, is attempting to get his life back on track. He is remarrying his ex-wife, renovating her house and restarting his medical practice. But things begin to derail when he runs into an old flame, Hyde, a younger woman was has returned to New-Orleans to become a relief worker in the lower 9th Ward. Both want to be part of "the solution". Yet their desire for each other creates problems from which neither of them can escape.
What a beautiful and wonderful film. After viewing it, I had to just sit down and take it all in. The feeling the film left me with was one I had not felt in years. Great movie!
It's good but distressing.
I went into this expecting something a bit different (given the synopsis). Past lovers that reunited while trying to sort their lives after Katrina and help their respective communities. Love re-blossoming.
What you get is two very damaged characters that had been in, what all evidence points to, as a rocky and toxic relationship. Jekyll (Eccleston) sees Hyde - just sees her- and the impression is given that his efforts to right his life are now going to pot. He's got a singular goal - get Hyde back by his side. While romantic in a general way - it isn't in this context.
Old, toxic habits re-emerge and their lives crumble around them. They do nothing to stop it.
I suppose that could be romantic but really it's just unnerving and distressing to me. The acting by Moss and Eccleston is superb. They portray the flaws of their characters excellently.