Monday, March 28, 2016

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Valley of Love

There’s a scene early on in Guillaume Nicloux’s new drama "Valley of Love", where the cynical Gerard (played by Gérard Depardieu) dismisses his upcoming journey with the more optimistic Isabelle (Isabelle Huppert) as merely an elaborate, foolish ploy to reunite the pair and force them to mourn the son they lost. As he details the naive expectations of what’s to come, it’s as if Nicloux himself is making a statement that this won’t be your typical road trip movie. Unfortunately, the listless narrative that follows proves that sometimes a little cliché is needed to build a compelling story.

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