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In watching all the Oscar contenders, two things seem near inevitable. I will see movies that look terribly unappealing, and which I never would have seen otherwise, and be very pleasantly surprised. And I will see movies that are truly awful, a blight on the film industry. This year, La Vie En Rose is the first movie I’ve seen that falls into the latter. Unless you feel like being bored for two hours, I’d recommend to stay away at all possible. I’m totally with Adam. It seems like they filmed the movie chronologically, realized it was terrible, then cut the movie into 5-10 minutes pieces, and pasted together near-randomly, hoping the result would be seen as artsy. Unfortunately, the movie just stayed terrible. In the interest of full disclosure, I seem to be the only Grouch who was familiar with Edith Piaf’s music beforehand. And not just for its role in Sabrina (yes, both of them).
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