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I had so many expectations for this movie knowing that the actors are first class, but it all disappeared somewhere by the middle. First of all, because it was way too long.
In 2,5 hours I couldn't find myself sympathizing with any of the characters simply because they weren't crafted well enough. I don't think that it was the actor's fault that the movie lost its credibility. I think it was just the weak script. The director could have made it shorter but much more appealing. It could have been done with stronger dialogues or monologues.
I hate it when a movie ends (especially after 2,5 hours) and I can't find any moral of the story. If the director wanted to tell us that they weren't real friends - he succeeded, but we figured that out at the beginning when they all went on vacation while their "friend" was dying in the hospital. I was hoping for something deeper.
I know some people loved the reality of it, but I just couldn't see it.
Oh, and it's such a pity that we didn't see more of Jean Dujardin.
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