Annette

Annette ★★★★½

Once I finished watching this film for the first time, I didn't know what I watched. It was something really heavy to take in right away. Sparks and Leos Carax created a touching and deep experimental film that we've never seen before. With a runtime of 140 minutes, it does run extensively which is why it's not for everyone. The film definitely gets heavier as the runtime goes. It can be a switch-off for some people which is completely understandable but personally on rewatch, I loved it even more because you get to re-live this instinctual experience that you barely get films these days.

What also kept me on board was the rock-opera soundtrack. I already knew a bit of the Sparks Brothers from the documentary that Edgar Wright made earlier this year so it was great knowing that they had a big part writing the songs for this film. The feature "So May We Start" which is the opening song, gets stuck in your head for a long period of time right when the song and film ends. Not all the songs were rhyming but they all depicted all the emotion shown through the raw and strong performances from every single lead in the film especially Adam Driver who is a massive stand out in his film. He has never given us a bad performance throughout his entire career so you already know that he's gonna be good in a film without watching it yet.

Overall, Annette is a visually impacting film with lots of realistic shit in it. I'd say give it a chance.

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