Written May 30, 2016
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 June 26, 2016
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 June 29, 2016
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 November 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 June 29, 2016
I found the acting great; the script fair, the mood of the film depressing but real. We are all headed for that aging path and we should know what is coming. I left feeling somewhat cheated not knowing what that goofy ending meant when they left their apartment to attend the concert we saw in the openng scenes. Maybe that means what goes around comes back around. Or I wonder if it meant that George was left with only the memory of a beautiful robust Anne.
I don't think I would buy the DVD. One morbid afternoon was enough for me for a long while. In any case, I left feeling lucky to be walking out of theater, on my own two legs, toward my car and able to drive home. Even if I did not have a George waiting for me there.