Annette

Annette ★★★

A truly amazing musical about the interplay of reality and fantasy/the beautiful and the profane for the first 60 minutes, and then it goes on for another seven hours, abandoning its initial focus to craft a total drag of a narrative about child exploitation and pathological murder. Virtually everyone’s miscast, and half the footage looks like it was purchased from Shutterstock, but I gotta hand it to Leos Carax for making a movie as genuinely weird and personal as this. I ultimately wasn’t moved by it, but I’ll definitely be thinking about it.

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