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Irma Vep is an ambitious arthouse endeavour that was unfortunately compromised by its shoddy executions and ambiguous thematic revelations. Started as director Olivier Assayas' personal experiment exploring the experiences of a foreigner in Paris, Irma Vep shows every trademark of such prematurity, which ultimately prevents itself from actually making a dent even by the standard of the "cinéma intellectual"
As a film industry satire, it examines the status of French cinema in the global community, as it clings to its…
The movie wants you to think that mental illness is a delightfully depressing picnic. And the hospital is a sorority home and this purgatory is a utopia. Everyone pays attention to you and thinks you are fascinating, which is better than fun. Every single thing counts there. It's too shiny, bloodless, and rational for a movie about individuals living postmortem lives or being turned inside out. There isn't any mist, smear, frozen devils, split-level thinking, danger, demands, fallout, twisted humour, catastrophic forces, or genuine, consistent self-hatred.
It's hollow and ultimately unsatisfying!
A movie that takes itself way too seriously, has absolutely dull characters, a narrative that is monotonous and uninspired, this was my death to boredom. It has so many plot holes and the "breathtaking" ending seemed extremely arrogant. It was hurried, rambling and foolish. It was completely ridiculous!