Contempt ( mépris, Le )
A Polarizing Godard Film
A lot of this film is self-involved and overly-intellectualized. If you know a bit of the backstory of the film, it's more fascinating, as there are a lot of interesting parallels between the romantic storyline here and Godard's real life. I give it three stars for the avant garde 30 minute scene in the couple's apartment, which creates emotional cues out of everyday action and gets to the heart of the film in an observational, non-intrusive fashion. Weird conclusion, but I guess I get it.