Sunday, September 28, 2003

Le Million (1931)

More proof that influential and good are often mutually exclusive: This popular and well-loved early-talkie classic by French director Rene Clair did nothing for me. I found it stagy and tired with unlikeable characters (anyone who chooses a bastard like Michel for a best friend deserves what he gets) and a forced sense of whimsy. I dunno, maybe I saw a different film than everyone else.

Grade: C