L'écume des jours (Mood Indigo)
L'écume des jours (Mood Indigo) (2014)

Eminently inventive Michel Gondry finds inspiration from French novelist Boris Vian's cult novel to provide the foundation for this visionary and romantic love story starring Audrey Tautou (Amélie, Coco Before Chanel) and Romain Duris… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 11, 2014
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Mood Indigo is far from Michel Gondry's most compelling work, but it doesn't skimp on the visual whimsy and heartfelt emotion fans have come to expect.

Wesley Morris

Gondry has such an incomparable understanding of the way in which strange and unexpected sights can tickle you. What he sometimes lacks as a filmmaker is the awareness that he can tickle an audience to death.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

It's hard not to take delight in Michel Gondry and his whooshing, bendable universe.

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Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Amuses, and then over-amuses

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Mood Indigo paints a depressing picture about romance but does so with fabulous, although often-exhausting, style.

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John Anderson

A mad mix of what Tex Avery, Rube Goldberg and the silent-film fantasist Georges Melies might have come up with if they'd put their feverish heads together.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The opening scenes are filled with stop-motion animation, a mouse blowing soap bubbles and other delights; later episodes are dark and ashen. The effect is that of Pee-wee's Playhouse slowly sinking into the dank tarn that claimed Poe's House of Usher.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

"Mood Indigo" feels both overdone and undercooked - a hectic but sketchy tale of oddball romance that slides inexorably into tragedy.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Just the first 10 minutes of Michel Gondry's latest pillowcase of whimsy, "Mood Indigo," has more invention than most of the movies you'll see this year.

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Jonathan Romney
Film Comment Magazine

Mood Indigo is, by any sane criteria, a quixotic, even ill-advised folly. There's a certain overexertion to it all-like Terry Gilliam, Gondry is always compelled to push things that little bit harder when you wish they'd been handled lightly.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Gondry displays his usual visual creativity to bring us this surreal universe where abstract is made literal, but his overstuffed narrative has absolutely no… More
'Mood Indigo'. Gondry's massive quirkfest occasionally makes you sit up and take notice, but is mostly all style and no substance. The focus is… More
Alice Shen
So much pointless whimsy. Creative multimedia films like "Bunny and the Bull" and "The Science of Sleep" use fantastical papier mache set… More
Marcus Woolcott
Two young people meet, fall in love and marry, then she develops a terminal illness. However, in the hands of Gondry, it's a delight to watch.
Jim Hunter
A man and woman fall in love, but then she inhales a snowflake and starts to die. As much as I loved Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I obviously hated… More
hawk ledge
Foggy rom/fantasy but culminates in a passionate finale.