Mood Indigo
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In Theaters July 18 (4 days)
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: 59%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""Mood Indigo" perfectly balances Gondry's ornamental creativity and the verité storytelling of his more recent work, combining refined style and raw emotion into one devastating, beautiful package."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, TheWrap
"Michel Gondry bungles his adaptation of the Boris Vian novel by indulging in homespun craftwork at the expense of plot and character detail."
‑ Jesse Cataldo, Slant Magazine
"There are conceits aplenty, but not enough underlying substance or believable characters to render all the wild whimsy attractive or even endurable."
‑ Anton Bitel, Sight and Sound
"Michel Gondry's latest movie must be the most Michel Gondry movie I've ever seen Michel Gondry make."
‑ Fred Topel, CraveOnline
"As gorgeous as anything you'll see this year, but emotionally unengaging."
‑ Aaron Yap,
"Sy, Maiga and the others play second fiddle not only to the leads but especially to the visual effects, which are indeed impressive, even if quite a few are reminiscent of Gondry's previous films or musicvids."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij, Variety
"The screen is dazzling alive but the visual gimmickry puts you at an emotional remove from the tale being told."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt,
"There's a delicate romance buried within, but Gondry's endless stop motion tomfoolery and visual jokes prove overwhelming in all the wrong ways."
‑ Eddie Harrison, The List
"Mood Indigo is wild, gorgeous and exhausting. It's the most picturesque nonsense you'll see this year."
‑ Jay Stone,
"Much like Gondry's infuriating The Science Of Sleep, this has impressive animation sequences and expensive quirks but eventually proves too much to bear, leaving you feeling that your mind's turning to paté de foie gras."
‑ David 'Mad Dog' Bradley, Rip It Up
"Michel Gondry's surreal Gallic dramedy is less a visual feast than an all-you-can-eat buffet, and one that's rather hard to consume."
‑ Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter
"An experience that's at once emotionally potent and visually delightful."
‑ Violet Lucca, Film Comment Magazine
"As a straightforward narrative with conventional satisfactions, Mood Indigo misses the mark, but as an evoker of so many moods, it's transportive."
‑ Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle
"A frothy, dreamlike romantic fantasy spiced by a constant cascade of surprising visual sparks."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"For sheer spectacle and audacious originality, Mood Indigo should definitely be seen and applauded."
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