This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Way too much screentime for R Bohringer and way too little for M Bellucci. Annoying plot twists but quite intriguing nonetheless. And that ending... ouf! I would've definitely loved this more if it wasn't for that stupid ending, but I guess it's a French thing...
I just simply couldn't get this film out of my head after my much long overdue rewatch last Saturday so I just had to see it again. In fact, this film has never left my mind because of everything from the fantastic soundtrack, the very quotable script, the mindblowing cinematography by A. Holender and the stellar performances by Voight and Hoffman are hard to forget. Even the smaller characters made lasting performances on me. Midnight Cowboy is, in my book, one of the absolute finest works coming out of the New Hollywood era of the American cinema.
This film is bad. I mean it’s awful. I will tell you why it’s so bloody awful. This film circles around a mentally unstable woman who just got out from a mental institution and now she is about to live a “normal” life. This new, “normal” life includes a sadistic boss who uses her mental instability to perform his perverted fantasies on. In this case, since the protagonist is self-harming herself the boss makes it his business to sexualize it. This film is bad. Let me rephrase that; It’s fucking awful.
Fellini's I Vitelloni was certainly a surprise. I didn't, despite that I have enjoyed a lot of Fellini's other films, high expectations on I Vitelloni. Could a film about five (to be more exact; four) overgrown babies behaving badly be interesting? Well, it sure was and I think it's because of the great script, sharp directing, charismatic actors, and beautiful cinematography. Fellini is surely becoming one of my all-time favorite directors.