Jealousy

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  • Summary: The film opens with a man leaving his wife and daughter and, in a series of brief conversations, observed gestures, chance encounters and impulsive acts, tells the story of the relationships that flounder and thrive in the wake of this decision. [DistribFilms]

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Aug 12, 2014
    90
    Vital and vigorous even when its characters feel scraped of vigor/vitality, Philippe Garrel's latest finds boho Parisians facing the ends of marriages, affairs, and the feasibility of bohemian existence itself.
  2. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Aug 12, 2014
    80
    In comparison with near-impenetrable Garrel efforts like "Regular Lovers" (2005) and "Frontier of the Dawn" (2008), Jealousy cuts straight to the heart.
  3. Reviewed by: Kimber Myers
    Aug 26, 2014
    75
    While it features characters making unrelatable decisions, this 77-minute film is nonetheless compelling and beautifully constructed.
  4. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    Jun 11, 2014
    70
    More tightly scripted than Garrel’s usual rambles, the comedy-drama also has an unexpected emotional warmth.
  5. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    Aug 14, 2014
    60
    It's certainly atmospheric and cool in a new-New Wave way, but really, what's the point?
  6. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Aug 13, 2014
    60
    There isn’t much to it, really, but a little truth and loveliness is always welcome.
  7. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Aug 21, 2014
    40
    Conventional dramatic hooks have no place in Garrel's filmography, so it's not surprising that his new movie is more atmospheric than involving, or that the two beautiful bed heads at its center hardly invite emotional connection.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jan 15, 2016
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A French film, Jealousy tells the story of a man, Louis, in the loves of his life through glimpses of everyday life. This storytelling method was unique and fresh – certainly pleasing to watch.

    A certain aspect of the story is lost, though, when there is no clear narrative. Louis became a fully developed character, yet those around him were distant and unfamiliar. I enjoyed the acting here. Claudia and Louis's daughter were enchanting in a way I can't quite put my finger on. They seemed free, they seemed natural. While their story of angst and complicated love may have become convoluted and to the point where their acting careers had no meaning to me and the suicide attempt did not even make me take a second look, I loved watching their walks and the little girl's witty banter. The big picture aspects of their life were dull and uninspired, while the small details were utterly fascinating.

    Jealousy was a mix that I've never quite seen before. The use of black & white film added to the coldness and apathy that we eventually see in Claudia, after all, jealousy was never meant to be warm.
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  2. Jan 30, 2016
    6
    My rating is not exactly a rave but the 2 things I most liked: 1. Mouglalis, 9 years younger than Cate Blanchett of whom she reminds me but w/My rating is not exactly a rave but the 2 things I most liked: 1. Mouglalis, 9 years younger than Cate Blanchett of whom she reminds me but w/ dark hair. Her character (in this) super-neurotic but super-irresistible (great combo, of course); and 2. the black-and-white photography, by a Belgian who is new to me but not new.
    The film is relentlessly low-key in a way that's bound to make some people dislike it. For me, not the greatest thing since French toast but my feellings about it are tentative but not dismissive.
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  3. Aug 24, 2014
    3
    I am usually fond of French movies and have high expectations if critics reviews are favorable. One of few good things about this movie isI am usually fond of French movies and have high expectations if critics reviews are favorable. One of few good things about this movie is that it is relatively short: 77 minutes.
    What else is good? The girl, Charlotte, is so sweet. Actors performance is decent. That's about it. The movie is pretentious, shot in black-and-white. The script does not make much sense, characters actions are not reasonable. Not much of a story, not much of a form. I did not feel any empathy towards any of the characters.
    Overall: do not waste your time and money.
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