La Science des Rêves

Giant hands

aka: The Science of Sleep. Director: Michel Gondry. Writer: Michel Gondry. Starring: Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg.

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Close your eyes. Open your heart.

I desperately wanted to like this, but simply couldn't. Told from the perspective of Stéphane, including his dreams and imagination. The consequent home-made surrealism was amusing for the first half hour, but felt overused and pointless by the end. As the movie went on, Stéphane's actions could only really be explained by filling them under the general heading of 'having trouble interfacing with reality' - any more granular or subtle motives were unclear to me. I feel mean saying this, because there were endearingly whimsical touches throughout, but if there was a point, I missed it.

Rating: 4/10. Barmy.