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An ode to longing
This movie is about a man meeting the woman of his dreams. They automatically connect but the woman tells him she wants believes to achieve great sexual bonding, passion and desire, a certain amount of time and patience and restraint must be exercised. She sets him a date, five months later where they will have their first sexual encounter and they see each other only once a week until then. This movie is all about the buildup of the kind of desire and longing that few people will ever bother to wait long enough to experience.
That said, I certainly don't think it's a great movie and I didn't write this review to advise people to watch it. I wrote this review to counter balance the overly negative review I read here. Yes, the conversations often revolve around sexual matters but there is NOTHING misogynist about it (as other comments here suggest) unless you are a frigid, castrated puritan.
My advice: if you see it as nothing more than what it is, an ode to longing, it's not a bad movie. Whatever you do, make your own mind about it. I'm happy I did.
Horloge biologique (2005)
Thought provoking movie
It's good.. it's definitely worth seeing but not as interesting for me as Québec-Montréal. Probably because the subject matters in the later hit closer to what I am living as a single male in his late twenties. If you go see it, I highly recommend you go with your significant other and with a bunch of other people both men and women because it's bound to bring up some interesting conversations after the movie in the same way Québec-Montréal would.
My only complaint about the movie is it's stereotypical representation of men's unfaithfulness toward their girlfriends. While it's true that men are statistically more likely to cheat on their girlfriend, the movie portrays all the main women characters in it as saints, which gives off the (false) impression that unfaithfulness in women doesn't happen often enough to be worth pointing out. I don't think it was the director's intention to imply that all men are a certain way (implicitly bad) and women another way (good). But since ALL the girlfriends in the movie are morally irreproachable and all the men are so prone to succumb to their baser, morally dubious, instincts I got out of the theater feeling that it's gender characterizations weren't quite fair and even a little sexist. Of course, it also doesn't help that all but one of the male characters are too blatantly moronic for me to identify with. I guess there are a lot of men like that but (sadly) the majority of them are not likely to be the ones to go see the movie.