Note: as of this posting, Gaspar Noe’s LOVE is no longer available to stream, unless you’re in the UK, via Amazon.
Warning: this movie can be triggering, and I’m not sure how to put a specific on that. It’s quite sexy but the feeling it leaves you with is one of tragedy. It’s also over two hours long and I had to break up my viewing into two parts.
So I’d heard about this movie a couple of years ago, but didn’t think anything else of it. Gaspar Noe made the movie Irreversible, and that was a good movie, but one that I NEVER EVER need to watch again.
First things first, LOVE is beyond NSFW. As a matter of fact, most people would consider it pr0n, although Mr. Noe himself doesn’t think so.
Quoted from that interview:
“It’s a melancholic drama portraying lost love, and in its essence, love is mostly carnal,” Noé says. “When you fall in love, you can get into these hard-core addictions that turn you crazy and make you feel like you’ve got tunnel vision. You get stoned by love.
And then you don’t just get addicted to a person who you’ve designated as your object of desire; you get addicted to the fact of being in that mental state. I’ve heard people walking out of the movie and saying, ‘Oh, I did not get aroused by that movie. I felt like crying.’”
Here’s the trailer.
It wasn’t well-received at the box office, at all. It premiered at Cannes (out of competition) in 3-D. Yeah, the graphic sex scenes and all.
“How can something so wonderful, bring such great pain?”