Grief-ridden at his wife's unexpected suicide, Marlon Brando's Paul embarks on an extremely physical and ultimately destructive affair with Maria Schneider's Jeanne, a confused and neglected girlfriend of Jean-Pierre Léaud's self-absored filmmaker.
I desperately wanted to like this film as I am both a massive fan of 1970s Bertolucci as well as Marlon Brando (well, he is my favourite actor, after all), but it was all I could do from laughing at this. The "human interaction" was embarrassing - the dialogue was extemely poor, the direction was still and self-obsessed and the sex scenes were mechanical and loveless.
As ever, Brando puts his heart and soul into it - his monologue to the corpse of his wife is as affecting as I've been told to find it - but this was far from his best performance of all time, and Maria Schneider's constant bland line-reading hindered the quality of the acting further.
Sloppy and depressing, only watch if you enjoy seeing people using butter as lubricant (which hopefully you don't. So basically don't watch it.)
Knocked Up (Judd Apatow, 2007)
Highly dissatisfying and uninteresting "comedy" about how schlubby bum Seth Rogen gets Katherine Heigl's high-flying career girl pregnant after being too lazy to bag up, and the ensuing bonding/whining/supposedly hilarity that arises from her being pregnant.
The film wasn't totally awful; I really liked Forgetting Sarah Marshall's Jason Segel's turn in it, and I've been told that a drunken Emma physically resembles Charlyne Yi, so I guess I like her too.
Plus there were moments when Rogen's loser of a character did exude a kind of charm, in a so-much-of-an-excuse-for-a-human-being-that-you-have-to-pity-him kind of way. But the two leads have zero chemistry and the premise is so derivative.
Lie to Me (John Stewart Muller, 2008)
Concluding the trilogy of rubbish films, Lie to Me is about a couple in an open relationship who find their bond tested when they find themselves falling for other people.
Um... that's about it really, badly acted, written, directed, and a bit of an all-round fail.
Not the best selection of films last week, I'm afraid. Hopefully next week will hold better viewing options.
um, ew. bad week darling
Innit. Better luck this week, hopefully...
This may be my inner fanboy coming out, but is it sacrilegious to suggest that Jean-Pierre Léaud gave a better performance than Marlon Brando in Last Tango in Paris? Some of those scenes between Brando and Schneider were downright embarrassing (the whole "I want you to stick your fingers up my ass" bit) while JPL was a delight the whole way through. And, yes, the film is completely overrated.
@ DJH: Ugh, that fingers up the bum scene gave me nightmares. Rancid.
@ Anon: Better than him *showing* my vagina, like he did for Katherine Heigl, no?
Last Tango is brilliant!! OK the sodemy is vomit-inducing to say the least...but the relationship between them is fasciniating, no?
You are right though, its an accidental comedy :-)
I thought the dialog was good, apparantly a lot of Brando's was improvised. That "glorious" butter-scene was also something he made up on the spot.. meaning those tears of Schneider's..they were real tears of shock! She deserved it though, for parading around for 136min in nothing but her birthday suit. Slut.
Brando is all genius though. He's now my 5th favourite film actor of all time.
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