I have just managed to see Annette.
Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard’s musical adventure.
If you haven’t seen it, there may be some minor spoilers in this quick review so you have been warned.
When I first heard about Annette I was quite excited and then I found out that it is a musical with a completely sung narrative and I’m afraid I really don’t get along with that kind of musical!
For that reason I have been very apprehensive about seeing this film.
I have to say that I’m glad I’ve seen it.
It was beautifully filmed, wonderfully acted and totally surreal!
I also have to say that I don’t think I could watch it again.
The film has it’s moments and Adam Driver really delivers an out of this world performance, but there was one moment that really blew me away and that was the duet Adam has with little 5 year old Devyn McDowell in the closing minutes of the film.
They sing Sympathy for the Abyss together and OMG! this little girl has got some acting and singing chops!
It actually gave me goose bumps.
It also makes you feel quite heartbroken for Henry, Adam’s character, even though he’s actually quite an arsehole the rest of the film.
It’s a very artsy film and I can see it doing pretty well when it comes to awards season next year and dare I say it… there could well be another Oscar nomination coming Adam’s way, but I won’t be going out of my way to watch it again. It just wasn’t my cup of tea. You can’t win them all!!
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