Sunday, June 5, 2011

Mr Nobody (2009): review: 6.5/10

It's the future: the oldest man in the world is dying: the film consists mainly of his memories of childhood in the UK. Specifically, the painful esperience of his parents' seperation, then the experience of having the daughter of his mother's second husband as a lover, and his growing resentment of his mother.

These relationships are explored with depth of feeling though the film is considerably overlong, and the film style mannered as if inspired by pop videos or advertisments.

The "from the future" aspect, seems quite un-necessary, and I feel that there is a very good, simple film here trying to escape from some pretentious wrapping.

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