I, Dolan🌻’s review published on Letterboxd:
HANDS DOWN BEST MOVIE I’VE SEEN THIS MONTH I MEAN WOW. IT WAS FUCKING BREATHTAKING. I CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT THIS MASTERPIECE!!!
Wow I must say Céline Sciamma really is the female version of Xavier Dolan! I am truly overwhelmed.
It’s been ages since a film hit me like this one has, I’m serious!
You know these days It’s really difficult to find movies that depict teenagers in a truthful way without using cliches, but this one is different. This gem of a movie perfectly encapsulates that terrible period of everyone’s life called adolescence. The script was so good and the actors were so believable that the sexual desire and the tension between the characters were so fucking real that I had the feeling that I was there with them too. I mean It’s never easy to show young girls and boys who discover sexual desire for the first time, but this movie managed to do It and in a great way too. Then you know what the best thing is? The characters rarely tell what they think, we understand everything that is going on in their minds because of their glances and their actions. Cause you know French cinema doesn’t need words to be great, It simply is great. Anyway... I would like to talk about a scene that hit me in particular. The one where Marie, the main character, eats an apple that Floriane, her love interest, had thrown in the trash. Can you believe It? She is so in love with her that she arrives to eat her fucking trash. Surely this might sound gross BUT THIS IS HOW YOU SHOW SEXUAL DESIRE, WHO EVEN NEED WORDS???
Btw I want you to know that when Marie and Florian finally kissed I was so fuckinh excited I watched that scene like a thousand times I MEAN I HAD WAITED THE ENTIRE MOVIE OG MY GOD I DESIDRED THAT KISS AS MUCH AS MARIE TRUST ME.
You know I was so into this movie that I literally felt on my skin the same feelings Marie had to deal with. Every time Floriane approached her my heart started beating so fast can you believe It? Then what can we say about the scene where she asks her to smell her breath and Marie is trembling cause she wants to make out with her so bad? And the scene where Marie masturbates her? I WAS LITERALLY SHAKING. Besides, I can relate to her cause I had so many unrequited crushes...
Btw I have something to say to Adèle Haenel... YOU ARE SO FREAKING HOT OH MY GOD PLEASE PLAY WITH MY FEELINGS TOO I DON’T EVEN CARE I DON’T HAVE DIGNITY I JUST WANNA SEE YOUR BEAUTIFUL GRACEFUL FACE ON ME PLEASE YOU CAN EVEN HIT ME IF YOU WANT I AM YOUR PERSONAL SLAVE PERIOD.
P.S: I want you all to remember that 10 years before Elio fucked a peach Marie ate an apple that had been thrown in the trash SO YOU WERE NOT THE FIRST ONE ELIO CALM DOWN
P.S 2: I also want that gnocca della madonna called Adèle Hanel to know that I am free any day for her JUST CALL ME BABY PLEASE
P.S 3: ADÈLE HAENEL IS TRULY WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF LÉA SEYDOUX AND SYDNEY SWEENEY HAD A KID💖