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Sean Paul Lockhart
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My Life on Ice presents the unique point of view of 16-year-old Etienne, a cute would-be ice skating champion living in provincial Rouen who is obsessed with filming his daily life with a digital camera. Told from his subjective perspective, the focus of Etienne's video diary subtly takes shape as he records his single mother, his best friend Ludovic, and, almost stalker-like, his handsome male geography teacher Laurent. Though explaining his goal is to match his mother with Laurent, he gradually comes to the realization that other unconscious desires are motivating him, as hinted at in an intense discussion with Ludovic about the possibility of love between men. Written by
A film, any film, need a good basis. The basis lies in the script. Unfortunately this film has no script and that make the film as bad as one film can be. The characters and the story are not interesting enough to hold your attention for the whole 100 minute of the film.And while the main character is nice to watch he remains one dimensional and irritating. Some of the characters behaved in a way that raise questions that have never been answered. Questions of ethics which were left hanging in the air with no answers.
"Coming out" situation has been done in the past in many films. One example which come to my mind is "Edge of Seventeen", which was warm and has its heart in the right place."Ma Vraie vie à Rouen" is anything but warm. It left me cold and I could not relate to any of the characters in the film. When you think about it failed in the most important thing in a film. The ability to move the audience and make him care about the characters, their story and their emotions.
I have read some of the comments and I am wondering whether we have seen the same film. I think that people are more forgiving towards this film than they would have been if this film has been made somewhere else.Because as a film it doesn't hold, maybe as a written essay, but as a film it a complete failure.
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