Annette

Annette

A hard watch for sure. I actually would love to see more films are that comfortable being this weird and creative, but unfortunately not this one.
I really dislike this cold, purposefully unpleasant tone., the universe this story exists in is simply too cynical and elien for me to relate to it.
I don't understand why this supremely unfunny comedian and this opera singer are such a hot shot show biz couple, they also sing a whole song about how much they are madly in love they are, yet because of this cold, unnerving tone they don't share any actual moment of romance or chemistry.
The music was also a huge turn off for me, it's all very uniformally minor keyed and flat with the exact same orcharsral production style every time, and since it's there throughout the whole film it was really starting to grind my gears after a while.
Another thing is the pacing was really all over the place, and once I got through the absurdity of the first act all the shocking and weird elements started hitting the same bits and that made the rest of the film very grating to watch.
It felt like camp without the fun, or a bad Black Mirror episode with nothing to say.
I feel like there was maybe some subtext or symbolism that I just didn't understand and I do tend to read or watch some stuff that would help me understand this movie better but even if I do, I doubt this would be one that I would return to ever.
P.S after I left the theater someone was talking about this movie with her friends next to me and she said "at points I felt like it tried to torture me" and honestly I can totally see where she comes from.

Bonus half a star for being weird and ambitious as fuck

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