Sorry, this movie sucks
As Good As It Gets
This is a must-see and one of the best documentaries - and films - of this year.
It's a feast for the eyes. But what really makes this dramedy work is the acting.
I was hesitant to watch this movie because of all the explicit sex scenes everyone seemed to complain about in their reviews on IMDb (I always read reviews before watching a movie). There were so many mixed reviews that I decided to give it a shot. I watched it with my fiancé and fast forwarded through most of the sex scenes. I'm not a prude. I just don't find it necessary to watch a 10 minute sex scene. Anyway, this movie was so GOOD! I cried a couple of times. I felt myself feeling for the two main characters, Electra and Murphy. Their relationship was in fact toxic, but I never throughout the whole film doubted their love for one another. It's usually the toxic relationships in where your heart breaks the most. Murphy's and Electra's relationship started off strong, but it soon turned toxic when they started exploring sex with other people together. This movie goes to show that the bedroom is just for two people. Bringing others in will only strain the relationship with jealousy and insecurities. I felt Electra's pain when he confessed to her that he had gotten his neighbor (whom they had recently engaged in a threesome with) pregnant. I also felt Jasper's pain when he goes looks for her at the club and tells her "I belong to you! I wanna have a baby with you! I love you!" I felt for him, but I felt for her even more. Seeing him in the present in where he's with the woman whom he got pregnant was so sad and depressing. He gained weight, was unhappy, and was not in love with the woman he ended up with. It's almost as if he resented her for Electra leaving him. Two years later, and he never stopped loving Electra. She went to sh*t soon after breaking up with Jasper. Although she hated him, she still loved him. There's a fine line between love and hate. The opposite of love is not hate. The opposite of love is 'indifference.' Her hate/love for him led her to give up on life. In the end, he finds out she overdosed and died. They don't actually say it, but based on his reaction when he gets off the phone with her mom, it's safe to assume that's what happened. It's blatantly clear. He then goes into his bathtub, sits down, and holds his son how he once held Electra - where he once held Electra. This is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. It doesn't have a happy ending, but it has a realistic one. When the movie was over, I hugged my fiancé tightly, and I promised him to never ever hurt him. I asked him to promise me the same. This movie was very good but very sad.
This film tells the story of a man trapped with his wife and child, yet he keeps on thinking about his ex-girlfriend who is not contactable. The story then winds back in time to tell how his relationships with his ex-girlfriend and his wife come about.I have heard about the gratuitous explicit sex scenes in the film, and indeed there is a prolonged sex scene every five minutes. The story is quite interesting, as the man reflects and reminisces about Elektra, who is so adventurous that she becomes increasingly unstable. The problems encountered by the man are quite real life, and viewers can easily relate to his situation. What strikes me is that the lighting effects of the film is very remarkable, the use of focused lighting enhances the mood a lot. The slow strobe effect in the swingers' club is captivating. Overall, "Love" is worth a watch as it depicts real life relationship problems.
This one definitely is not for kids :DGaspar Noe is a legend. He succeeded to make porn movie and show it on Cannes festival. Good story, has its depth and touches the essence, great camera, directing, actors and sickly good soundtrack. But at the end, it's still just a porn. Love porn. I love it...................................................................
This is definitely not a film that will appeal to all. Some of the scenes are in fact very graphic but what they portray is not porn....For anyone that has lived through some of the scenes in this film it will be very easy to understand why they were included. This film portrays life as it is for some. Those that have not lived these moments will have a very hard time understanding their necessity..This film portrays much of the torment that flows through the minds of those that have been caught up in the intimacy of a profound mental and physical relation that goes beyond the stereotypical roles that contemporary and politically correct society likes to show.The film is dark, full of anguish, torment, fear and pain when confronted with the elation of powerful love and sex.It is a film about emotion, from a darker point of view, it is a film about those on the edge, about real people, living real lives.The director, with an obviously limited budget, has taken a very deep subject and, in my opinion, successfully portrayed the moments and situations which arise through such a period in one's life.This film does not make you smile, it forces you to look at another level of this mortal coil...Not for everyone, as it requires an open mind and a minimum of knowledge of one's feelings and thoughts.