Monday, November 7, 2016

My Golden Days 2015

     Paul Dedalus is returning to France after having been away for 8-10 years.  There is a problem with his passport and it seems he has a twin in Australia.  Paul is questioned by French intelligence services and as he talks, he remembers his childhood through his college years.  He met Esther and they were together for a long time but she had difficulty each time Paul went away to school.  As adult, he hasn’t recovered from how he treated Esther and also his friend Jean-Pierre’s involvement with Esther.
     This movie is long and in many scenes not very much is going on?  The viewer can't just sit back and watch while doing other things because the subtitles need to be read?  Maybe it's valuable to the sequel film to provide all this information but I haven't seen the other film to know?  2* (I didn't like this movie)

123 min, Drama directed by Arnaud Desplechin with Mathieu Amalric, Quentin Dolmarie, Loou Roy-Lecollinet, Dinara Drukarova, Cecile Garcia-Fogel, Francoise Lebrun, Irina Vavilova, Olivier Rabourdin, Elyot Milshtein.

Note:  Imdb 7.0 out of 10, 89% critic 58% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 3 ½*, Amazon 3.3* out of 5* with 4 reviews.
Special Note:  The title in French is Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse which means Three Memories of My Youth.  My Golden Days is a prequel to the 1996 film My Sex Life… or How I got into an Argument.

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