You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet!
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You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet!
Based on two works by the playwright Jean Anouilh, YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET opens with a who's-who of French acting royalty being summoned to the reading of a late playwright's last will and testament. There, the playwright (Denis Podalydès) appears on a TV screen from beyond the grave and asks his erstwhile collaborators to evaluate a recording of an experimental theater company performing his Eurydice-a play they themselves all appeared in over the years. But as the video unspools, instead of watching passively, these seasoned thespians begin acting out the text alongside… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What affects us most is Resnais's ingenious idea. And that affect is magnified by a surprise ending."
‑ Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic
"There is something both mischievous and moving about a world-famous director who, closing on his 10th decade, designs a movie that celebrates his actors: their varying ages, their versatility, their heart."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"Beautiful, difficult, frustrating, and engrossing, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet is an undeniable accomplishment of form and experimentation."
‑ Landon Palmer, Film School Rejects
"At times I found myself not following the story so much, as merely drifting along with the strange moods of the movie."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Repetitive and stodgy performance by older veterans of a fictitious director."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"Resnais' occasional use of split-screen and other traditional special effects enhances the picture's various dualities, dreamy quality and decided staginess."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
""You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" is a sly, elegant meditation on the relationship between reality and artifice. But it is a thought-experiment driven above all by emotion."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"Undeniably clever."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Director Alain Resnais, now 91 and still at it, has made some great films. This isn't one of them."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"While the meta-theatrical staging is artful and impeccable and the performances (pulled from a cast of actors Resnais has used over several decades) are superb, it's not the easiest film to sit through."
‑ Stan Hall, Oregonian
"Despite some hyperbolic excess, the process of Resnais' production is unexpected and free, and revisits the very nature of cinema, and theater, with a wondrous eye."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"Complex yet lighthearted, as diverting as it is meditative."
‑ Mark Jenkins, NPR
"(Resnais is) still so far ahead of the multiple generations that have tried to follow in his footsteps, sometimes you just start feeling embarrassed for everyone else."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"The prodigious talent on display is in itself a treat. The vision becomes added pleasure for those willing to enter into the spirit of exquisite pain and happiness alike."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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