I absolutely adore Romain Duris and Lubna Azabal in whatever they do.
The soundtrack of the movie is really magnificent!!!!!!!!!!!!
It is an endearing mess, in a way, thanks to its actors, but make no mistake, “The New Girlfriend” is one of Ozon’s weakest efforts to date. This is Laura, the character whose presence, even in death, impacts every person onscreen.
As Laura’s best friend Claire (French star Anaïs Demoustier, also appearing at TIFF in the more well-received “Bird People”) recounts, Laura was the kind of individual who could light up a room, and electrify a school hallway. We note that it is always Claire who brushes Laura’s hair, pushes her on a swing, etc.
But when it doesn’t, the results are awfully messy.
“The New Girlfriend” is, without question, an Ozon mess.
We have trouble driving more than a few at a time, and they are extremely effective and extremely!
His body is, all of it, just what many viewers may desire, too.