Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Little Bedroom (2010)
Beautifully acted and beautiful to look at film has a quiet kick in the ass. The reason the film works as well as it does is the interplay between Michel Bouquet and Florence Loiret Caille. There is a naturalness and a weight to it that is frequently missing even in the best dramas. The strength of the bond between the actors adds something to it so when Rose lets loose with the pain in her past there is a physical reaction.
As good as the acting is the film has one flaw and that is a sense that we've been here before. We've see the bonding of two outsiders before how many times? This doesn't mean it's bad rather its just unremarkable plotwise even if the performances shine.
Ultimately, despite the minor flaw the film is worth a look simply because the performances are so strong they overcome everything..
The film opens Friday the 26th at the Cinema Village in New York.