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This new lavish love story by Xavier Dolan is a movie i've been looking forward to for some time now, mostly because I love I Killed My Mother.
I could label it as hyper-stylized, but it was one of the most marvellously shot films and one film that I will certainly not forget. Heartbeats (USA title) is an original piece of cinema that I'm utterly in love with.
Heartbeats shows us a rather unique love story about two friends, a guy (Xavier Dolan) and a girl (Monia Chokri), who both fall in love with the same guy, both attempting to woo him, but to almost no avail.
I'm in love with this film as much as one can possible be, simply because I love Xavier's style and use of music (Dalida's "Bang, Bang" is amazing) as well as his very modern characters and the superb actors who incarnate them. It's essentially a fairly simple and amusing love story wrapped in a much more visually stimulating package and it is entertaining to watch Criticsism: The main problem is that the story doesn't have much depth and it doesn't really break norm. Dolan uses slow-motion and powerful songs (again "Bang, Bang" to extended scenes and moments, but it causes the story drag on a bit more than it should.
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