June 9, 2012
Go for the actors - great stuff and very entertaining!
I'll say up front that I watched Bel Ami as a Robert Pattinson fan, but I like to think that I have *some* objectivity... I was only moderately impressed w his performance in Remember Me. I really loved Bel Ami, though, on so many levels. Yes, it's a subtle film, not for everyone (I'm looking at you, teenage boys). I had read the book before seeing the film, so can't say how I would react if I had not read the book. I thought the movie was engaging, fascinating, visually gorgeous... all the things a period piece should be. If you are looking for a formulaic rom-com or drama, you will be disappointed. If you are looking for a thought-provoking, well-acted period piece, I say, must go!
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