The Dreamers
Genre: Urban    Year: 2003    Country:
IMDB Rating: 3.5 (204 votes)
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci    Studio: 20th Century Fox
Starring: Michael Pitt (II), Eva Green, Louis Garrel, Anna Chancellor, Robin Renucci
Summary: A love letter to movies (and the French new wave of the 1960s in particular), Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Dreamers" starts with a 1968 riot outside of a Parisian movie palace then burrows into an insular love triangle. Matthew (Michael Pitt, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"), an expatriate American student, bonds with a twin brother and sister, Isabelle (Eva Green) and Theo (Louis Garrel), over their mutual love of film--they not only quote lines of dialogue, they act out small bits and challenge each other to name the cinematic source. Matthew suspects the twins of incest, but that doesn't stop him from falling into his own intimacies with Isabelle. As the threesome becomes threatened, Paris succumbs to student riots. "The Dreamers" aspires to be kinky, but the results are more decorative than decadent; nonetheless, the movie's lively energy recalls the careless and vital exuberance of Godard and Truffaut. "--Bret Fetzer"