Title: The Science of Sleep Director: Michel Gondry Writer: Michel Gondry Year: 2006 MPAA Rating: R Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy Descriptors: Surreal, Imaginative, Memorable Rating: ★★★★ out of 5
Summary: A playful romantic fantasy set inside the topsy-turvey brain of Stephane, an eccentric young man whose dreams constantly invade his waking life.
What can I say about this movie? It’s kind of weird. Really? Yes, it is definitely weird, but in a good way. This movie reminds me of Tim Burton’s work, because of the incredibly imaginative animation and story. The main character is quirky and incredibly likable. There’s just something about this movie that sticks with you well after it’s over.
“An underground lair serves as the point of inspiration for this deeply whimsical fantasy comedy (with echoes of Jodorowsky’s “Rainbow Thief”) from French cause célèbre Jean-Pierre Jeunet (“Amélie” and “The City of Lost Children“).” ~ Allmovie
A painfully shy waitress working at a tiny Paris café, Amelie makes a surprising discovery and sees her life drastically changed for the better. From then on, Amelie dedicates herself to helping others find happiness in the most delightfully unexpected ways. But will she have the courage to do for herself what she has done for others?
When oddball Lily meets the eccentric Jarrod at a “dress as your favorite animal” party, it’s a match made in outcast heaven. This hilarious story about relationships and redemption finds humor in unexpected places and proves love is truly blind.
Charlyne Yi does not believe in love, or so she says. At the very least, she doesn’t believe in fairy-tale love or the Hollywood mythology of love, and her own experiences have turned her into yet another modern-day skeptic. Charlyne and her friend (and director) Jake embark on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn’t understand: love. Determined to find out if it truly exists, Charlyne talks with friends and strangers, scientists, bikers, romance novelists, and children. Then, shortly after filming begins, Charlyne meets a boy after her own heart: Michael Cera. As their relationship develops on-camera, her pursuit to discover the nature of love takes on a fresh new urgency. Combining elements of storytelling, reality, and fantasy, “Paper Heart” brings a fresh perspective to the modern romance and redefines the classic love story.
The “Fantastic Film Finds” series features movies that are great to watch anytime. We hope you enjoy the selections.
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