De rouille et d’os – Rust and Bone

You know when everyone raves about a film and you just don’t get it? That.

I had been looking forward to this ever since its great reviews at Cannes, but I left the cinema feeling, well, a bit cheated to be honest. Maybe I was expecting a totally different film.

The story essentially charts the relationship of a woman readjusting to life after an horrendous accident,and a man struggling to engage emotionally with anyone, including his young son.

Whilst the performances are almost faultless (particularly Marion Cotillard), this was just far too sentimental, and the character metamorphoses were painted with such broad brushstrokes as to be positively cliché.

A huge disappointment, but props to the CGI team who chopped Marion Cotillard’s legs off so convincingly.

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