Mood Indigo
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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 (The Beat My Heart Skipped). Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, Duris plays wealthy bachelor Colin, whose hobbies include developing his pianocktail (a cocktail-making piano) and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas (Omar Sy, The Untouchables). When Colin learns that his best friend Chick (Gad Elmaleh, The Valet), a fellow acolyte… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"This is a fatalistic fable about aging and loss disguised in ultra-zany wrapping paper."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"High kitsch it may be but Mood Indigo is certainly a welcome antidote to the usual terminal illness melodrama."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"Watching Michel Gondry's new movie "Mood Indigo" is like being force-fed mounds of parfait by a gang of ice-skating mice."
‑ Jeff Baker, Oregonian
"Delightfully bonkers stop-motion vacuumpunk madness comes to an abrupt halt in this mysteriously truncated version of Michel Gondry's latest romantic whimsy."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"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."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"The inspiration I kept coming back to, with all the stop-motion absurdity and gleeful surreal trappings, is Pee Wee Herman."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"After a string of projects in America (including the masterpiece Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), French filmmaker Michel Gondry returns home to let his manic imagination run wild."
‑ Rich Cline,
"There's beauty by the sackful in Mood Indigo, but it takes a good while to figure out exactly what it's meant to make us feel."
‑ Guy Lodge, This is London
"Essentially a quirky version of 'Love Story' told with all the visual gimcrackery the director can muster--which is an awful lot."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"A droll, demented and slightly depressive tale of doomed love."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"The visual pop simply becomes annoying as it truly gets in the way of the storytelling."
‑ Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times
"Mood Indigo showcases the visual extraordinaire's most inventive and enchanting filmmaking in a decade."
‑ Shawn Hazelett, Under the Radar
"For an hour, the film borders on genius, with playful visuals and unbelievable in-camera effects ..."
‑ Damon Wise, Radio Times
"If you enjoy Gondry's brand of homemade art direction then there's plenty to delight early on, but it's all wallpaper."
‑ Olly Richards, Empire Magazine
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