Annette ★★

"We've fashioned a world, a world built just for you. A tale of songs and fury with no taboo. We'll sing and die for you, yes, in minor keys. And if you want us to kill too we may agree."

I really didn't know what to expect from Annette after watching the trailer, but it surprisingly turned out to be the complete opposite of what I thought it would be. It was definitely the most bizarre viewing experience of mine for a long time and I don't remember the last film which I have watched with such a twisted story especially when it comes to a musical as this was one of a kind in its genre. It is difficult to put into words how this film made me feel as I was confused and cringed out for most of its running time. The opening sequence with the cast singing So May We Start was such an effective start and managed to keep me intrigued, but unfortunately after that, it has all gone downhill for me personally. 

Annette was just such a weird experience and it definitely wasn't my style with its twisted dark style. Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard were both fantastic in their roles, but there wasn't enough room for their performances to develop which was disappointing to see as they are both such talented individuals. The final scene with their daughter was the most emotional part of the whole film and it was surprisingly such a memorable moment between a father and his daughter. Overall, Annette is a musical which I don't really know what to make of and it is possible that I might feel differently about it on a re-watch sometime in the future.

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