Thursday, October 12, 2006

Random DVD round-up 2 - COCKLES & MUSCLES **

COCKLES AND MUSCLES gets two stars out of five simply for being completely out of its tree. It's a movie that makes no sense, does very little, has no impact - and yet does it all with such an air of self-parodic Gallic charm that you can't help but the love the chutzpah of whoever came up with this Craziness. Because this movie is a French sex comedy featuring an over-sexed faily on holiday in the Cote d'Azur. She (the fantastic Valerie Bruni Tedeschi) totters around in the teeniest of hotpants having secret road-side sex with her old lover; he rediscovers his homosexual side; the kids have various comedy fumblings of their own; and it all ends with everyone very happy for everyone else singing an insane little song about the fruits de mer getting it on or something. Insane, rather fun, lovely-looking but ultimately very flimsy indeed. (As a side note, anyone who knows me and wants to see what my new radical haircut looks like should check out Beatrix!)

COCKLES AND MUSCLES played Berlin 2005 and was released on the Continent and in the US in 2005 and in the UK in April 2006. It is available on Region 2 DVD.

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