Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Mouchette (1967)

And I have to say, a major disappointment...

I had heard all about the unbelievably rough life of this girl and how spiritual and tragic it was...and, considering I had heard the same things about the prior year's Au Hasard Balthazar, I was intrigued by this one.

This ain't no Balthazar.

The extremity of this situation was unduly exaggerated...yes, she isn't having a happy childhood, but it's certainly no worse than many...It almost causes me to say, "So she had a rough childhood, who didn't?" A few traumatic incidents in adolescence, even a few right in a row, yeah, sounds like pretty much everyone I've ever met...

Au Hasard Balthazar is heartbreaking, life-enriching and incredible. This was uneventful and underweighted. 6/10

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