Holy Motors (2012)

“I have a plan to go mad.” – Mr. Oscar

Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 Apr 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A day in the life of an eccentric Parisian known only as Mr. Oscar.

My Take on it – Completely absurd film that feels so pointless in everything that they do here.

The one things that works are the various disguises of the main character because they all allow him to seem like a completely different person over the course of the movie.

The various scenarios and events that he plays out during the course of the film take things to the far extreme and come across as being much too creepy in the way they are all presented.

The film also adds some very unnecessary aspects of one of the characters in particular and there doesn’t seem to be any real reason for it to be that way besides to try and shock the audience even more with the craziness and absurdity of the whole thing.

The way that they mix together different kinds of effects in each of the scenarios helps make them all seem very unique, but the way they are presented take so much away form caring about what happens here as the very disjointed story limps along.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film’s initial concept started with a trend Leos Carax had observed where stretch limousines were being increasingly used for weddings. The director was interested in the cars’ bulkiness. From that grew an idea for a film about the increasing digitization of society; a science fiction scenario where organisms and visible machines share a common superfluity. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (1/10)


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