Unforgivable

Thursday, September 29 th, 2016 at 00:09 am 

Unforgivable

JOY REVIEW

Unforgivable is a French movie that has a terrific cast and an incredibly convoluted plot. The story is about six people who, on some level, are unable to feel love or to be loved. One is a successful real estate agent. One is a successful writer. One is a woman who seems — I guess she’s lesbian, and it turns out she had a son when she was 45 and he’s now in prison. One is the daughter of the successful writer who’s a successful actress, and one is an aristocrat, a prince, whose family has fallen on hard times. How they all interact with one another and intersect with one another takes most of the movie to figure out. The idea is that we can’t really escape our past and things keep getting convoluted, and the idea that, first of all, it’s very hard to find love and it’s very hard to accept love. It’s very hard to be loved, and the prison motif keeps coming up again and again. So, the idea is that we are entrapped by love. It’s really a very sophisticated, very French, beautifully photographed movie that takes place mostly in Venice, which is one of my least favorite cities to visit although it’s beautiful here, and the idea of how we love and why we love and why we can’t love and all sorts of interesting things like that. I’d give it three and a half stars.

Joy Meter