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May 24th
07:26 am
Paperboy photocall in Cannes  
















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Note: a post with screening feedback/reviews, the press conference video (if you don't want to wait, you can watch it at the festival site here in the meantime) and favorites will follow later. Just as a heads-up though, while some like the movie but the feedback is mostly quite negative.
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Nicole Millerkellycefron on May 24th, 2012 02:02 pm (UTC)
It think a lot of the negative feed back is stemming from the fact that they're in France and the film seems to be really raw and gritty, which doesn't play to well in that country. However all of their performances seem to be getting great reviews, and the American reviews seem to be good too. Well see what the reviews look like after the main premiere tonight.
Shruticalcified on May 24th, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
It think a lot of the negative feed back is stemming from the fact that they're in France and the film seems to be really raw and gritty, which doesn't play to well in that country.

Since when....
Nicole Millerkellycefron on May 24th, 2012 02:30 pm (UTC)
France isn't big on violence and things in that realm. Of course there are exceptions to this, but I was speaking in general terms.
Shruticalcified on May 24th, 2012 02:31 pm (UTC)
That really isn't true.
(Elle): film : amelie.bond_girl on May 24th, 2012 03:28 pm (UTC)
Irreversible, La haine, Haute tension, Frontiere - from the top of my head. The raw and the gritty is quite organic to the French cinematography as a whole, and a realistic, often subversively violent cinema exists as a legitimate genre and it does great in the box office. Whatever the mainstream French media likes to pretend to themselves when they snub la violence a l'americaine for the lack of better writing ideas in weekend culture columns.
countessm3countessm3 on May 24th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
They make great S&M videos. Those are plenty violent.
annabelle83 on May 24th, 2012 02:28 pm (UTC)
Initial responses on twitter were so bad that I was really disappointed. But some comment said this movie needs some time to digest, and as time goes by, I see new positive reations. It seems this movie is extremely polarizing, but more on the negative side. Anyway, Zac's performance is getting the second best reviews after Nicole, so I'm happy.
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on May 24th, 2012 02:38 pm (UTC)
I think the polarizing point is valid. I mean by just reading the book, you kind of knew that a certain type of audience would not care for it. It seems as though the more negative movie opinions are coming from the French critics, and the more positive from the American critics. I think the biggest thing is that the performance reviews are good which they seem to be across the board.
Beejeezbee on May 24th, 2012 02:48 pm (UTC)
From what I've seen there is no country bias in the reviews. US critics dislike it just as much as other nationalities.

And the biggest problems in the movie are not the source material (and not the initial script imo either) but rather directing, stylistic and editorial choices made by Lee. Plus, without taking away a later discussion, it seems that Lee has inserted himself into the story in a major way (eg adding heavy racial aspects to the point where they overshadowed the actual core story) which the script not only didn't need but took away from the actual plot.
annabelle83 on May 24th, 2012 02:55 pm (UTC)
They should've let Zac narrate the film. :(