Full Movie Reviews
memento_mori - wrote on 12/25/2013
That's as good as I can begin writing this review.
La grande bellezza starts as a beautiful film of insane proportions, which leads to the imminent question: What is this about and why is it showing us the things it is showing?
It's beautiful in a sense that it is ever-changing and eventful. Like a movie looking for something. Colors are often muted or accentuated, surreal images are shown to contrast with the rather down-to-earth mentality displayed through the excellent framing and cinematography.
For the first hour or so I was very invested in the visuals and very self-critical, bombastic style that the film had. I like films that explode into dialogue at points, but also have their quiet moments.
At certain points the film started to die on me, because it …