|Staying Vertical . . .
||[Mar. 28th, 2017|06:42 am]
Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)
. . . is a slice o' life flick from the South of France (read: totally friggin' bizarre). The core of the story is pretty mundane, reminding me of the shiftless, unanchored hippie folk I knew in my youth, people who I found it difficult to be around because their lives were so random and unfocused. But that's just me. The story of Staying Vertical seems to involve more than a few metaphors that I'm afraid got by me. I'd have to see it again to begin to figure out the symbolism, but I'm not sure I could watch it again. Let's just say it's intriguing. There is at least one scene that is needlessly graphic, assuming it was necessary at all.
'Mater Meter: 67% Phrembahmeter: 68% I'll see your meter reading and raise you one for originality and cinemacraft and because I tend to cherish the bizarre even if I can't always stomach it. Sing chabingo!
DANGER, WILL ROBINSON ! ! ! This movie is entirely French with English subtitles. If you don't read English particularly well, you may experience higher than usual levels of befuddlement.