Written July 28, 2014
I always manage to enjoy depressing movies, but I felt extremely touched and sad after seeing it. "Amour" could be a true story happened to any family. With love, it might be easier to handle.... Or evev more difficult?!
Written December 20, 2014
i really didn't know what to expect when i went to see "Amour". I smiled, laughed and cried. The acting by Emmanuelle Riva is superb. She really convinced us of her suffering. Trintignant does show compassion and frustration as the husband. This is a "must" see movie. Whether you agree with the subject or not, it gives a deep understanding of love between two persons.
NOT FOR KIDS OR OVERSENSITIVE PERSONS.
Written August 02, 2014
Terrible! Yes , I did my research. I read the positive reviews. Afterward, I read them again looking for clues to my own undoing. Remember when you were in grade school and your English teacher had to explain to you why the strange poem you just read was interesting (maybe to her but not to you)? Can French movies can be reduced to long drawn out pauses, plus allegories? Unfortunately even a reduction may not translate. Yes, there were bits of humor and answers to moral questions, but my wife missed them since she fell asleep. Sleep, induced by the movie's long pauses, now seems preferable.
Written January 27, 2015
This is the kind of movie one should almost see alone (as I did) because when it is over you will be speechless and contemplative. To speak is to intrude, to diminish.
Written January 25, 2015
Perhaps it's because I live this movie to a certain extent with my 90 year old father who has Alzheimers but I don't get the hoopla surrounding this. I can only think that the people praising it have not personally taken care of someone as the husband did for his wife. Besides that however, I found it annoyingly slow...I just don't need to watch boring scenes that have absolutely nothing to do with the movie, i.e., watching someone trying to catch a pidgeon or methodically cutting off the tops of flowers.
That being said, the acting of Trintignant and Riva (especially Riva) was fabulous but oh how I wish the story line had more depth. I did appreciate the inclusion of what it's like when other people that don't help with the care adamantly suggesting a course of action. All in all, a typical French abstract BS for the most part.