Written February 20, 2013
I positively enjoyed this movie to no end. I went into the film having little to no idea what this movie was about, but I left the theatre amazed at what I had just seen. Emmanuelle Riva is nominated for Best Actress for a reason, she hauntingly portrays an elderly woman struggling with deteriorating health as Jean-Louis Trintingnant plays her husband struggling to take care of the love of his life as he watches her slowly head towards death. The story is slow, but I feel that contributes to understanding the plight of the main characters, and the cinematography is highly ingenious. I wouldn't recommend this film for anyone under the age of 15 really, it's very emotionally draining, but if you're willing to struggle through this immensely tough topic it's absolutely worth it.
Written January 28, 2013
I was looking forward to seeing this movie because of all the good reviews it had gotten. I was so disappointed because the movie was tortorously slow, boring and extremely depressing. The acting was very good, that part is true. But if you had to watch the sad and humiliating demise of a person in real life, then here's a chance to see it all over again. So if you want to be bored and depressed, here's a good movie for you.
Written March 16, 2013
This is my third Haneke film and by far my favorite. Cinematically, it's perfect. Narrative stripped down to its emotional core. No waste, nothing extraneous, although there are several wonderous moments of relief/ escape-- when the camera scans the content of several bucolic canvases on their walls, for example-- from the drama taking place in Anne and George's apartment. At the same time, I was struck by the film's insights into some of the most difficult emotional experiences we face. I felt I gained a new understanding of my late parents' end-of-life difficulties and decisions. On that level, this is a movie everyone should see, not just cinephiles or foreign film buffs.
Written February 27, 2013
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 January 10, 2013
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.