Unmade BedsHD Closed Captioning
Alexis Dos Santos
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About the Movie
Any London-set movie about young Europeans and self-discovery had better have a kick-ass soundtrack, and that for "Unmade Beds" delivers, showcasing cult bands, electro punk and 80s Italian pop including Kimya Dawson and The Tindersticks. From Manohla Dargis' New York Times review: "an elliptical narrative that makes a perfect vehicle for two characters whose uncertainties, confusions and fractured romances — there are plenty of beds, unmade and otherwise — are similarly oblique….As he does with some scenes of Axl in bed with his lovers, (writer/director Alexis) Dos Santos shoots Vera's initial encounters…as a series of disconnected images, often with the background gently blurred. What he's showing us is the intimate, exquisitely close details of discovery, what you see when your vision first narrows on another…as he tags after these bodies at rest and in motion, Mr. Dos Santos creates not just a vision of community but also a larger sense of being in the world." This indie drama is an IFC Films release.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 28
- Fresh: 21
- Rotten: 7
- Average Rating: 6.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A lovely, somewhat messy movie about lovely, messy young lives.
Fresh: Has a lively, romantic spirit that recalls the playfulness and spontaneity of the French New Wave.
Fresh: Despite some missteps (a parachute metaphor is particularly belabored), the film has an intoxicating quality.
Rotten: Director Alexis Dos Santos stressed improvisation, and his scenes have a lingering emotional rawness, but the handheld camera work left me feeling as woozy as the characters appear to be.
Great soundtrack, clever visual moments, intriguing characters. It left me wanting to watch it all over again.