Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Amour (2012)

Directed by Michael Haneke

Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud

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Depressing, boring, and shocking. Watching somebody die in real-time is not fun. “Fin” might have been a more appropriate title.

Natural performances all around. An especially courageous performance by Riva, but the fact that she was a snooty bitch makes us less sympathetic for her. Impressively long takes and no score help to make it stark and real.

I enjoyed the ambiguity of the ending. My take is that Georges died, and Anne took him to the afterlife.

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