Annette ★★★½

Good lord this was….WEIRD!! I’m still unsure whether I loved it or hated it, I just don’t really know what to make of it. I’m a fan of Leos Carax’s film Holy Motors, which was strange and unique in a way I had never seen before, and now this which is even more strange and weird and unique. What would you categorise this movie as? An arthouse musical? A performance art piece that has no meaning? I just do not know at all. I was entertained though and I loved the cast, I appreciated the eccentric performances, Marion Cotillard is always such a dream on screen, Adam Driver was as Adam Driver as he could be. Something worth noting for Aussie pop fans, Natalie Mendoza of Jackson Mendoza fame was in this in a blink and you’ll miss it scene, so keep your eyes peeled, I was like hang on a minute that’s Natalie Mendoza. Lol.

I think if you’re a person that needs a clear narrative and classic moviemaking techniques then this movie would not be for you, it seems to be playing by its own rules, doing things its own way, telling the story in a very left-of-centre manner that doesn’t care if the viewer understands it or not. There’s some beautiful cinematography used throughout, some fun musical numbers and as I said the performances are fantastic.

Just know that the movie is next level odd, and the 140 minute runtime is utterly exhaustive.

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