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Then comes the second half of the movie where so many things seem to happen for no real reason at all.Read more ›
Technically, DEMONLOVER is a feast. Denis Lenoir's widescreen photography constantly dazzles -- many of the tracking shots are sustained in close-up (creating paranoia), and the color spectrum appears as if filtered through corporate fluorescence. (The neon-drenched Tokyo sequence is particularly hypnotic.) Jump cuts keep the narrative one step ahead of the audience. Sonic Youth's atonal guitar score creates the same mutant environment that Howard Shore pulled off in CRASH. Most significantly, Connie Nielsen's face (and hair and wardrobe) mesmerizes more than any CGI I've ever seen.Read more ›
I kept waiting and still waiting. Waiting for this movie to make sense. It don't, it never will. Some might think the movie is artsy even engrossing. It is artsy in a way but it's more gross than engrossing. This is obviously a case of one man's treasure is another man's junk. I'm the latter.
The story, if you want to call it that, is ostensibly about the perversive influence of pornography on the internet and an unholy competition, no make that battle, between two giants of internet pornography to land a contract/merger? with a Japanese animation company. I didn't see the connection either but apparently the pornographers were interested in the new virtual realty aspect of animation for their purposes. Connie Nielsen plays the part of Diane de Monx, an up and coming executive who is duplicitous in that she is involved in corporate espionage for a competing company, while having the protection of the company CEO
I'm only writing this review because several reviewers gave it a four star rating. This is highly inflated. I'm giving it two stars but only because it did hold my interest til the end.(I kept trying to make sense of it). Oh, one more thing. Did I mentioned that the movie is in French and some Japanese so you get to read enlish subtitles throughout the movie.
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Compare this with 'Summer Hours' or 'Les Destinees' and you'll see that Olivier Assayas has as wide a range of styles as any current filmmaker I can think of. Read morePublished on June 18 2011 by K. Gordon
When this opened here in San Antonio, the ad in the paper was very small. Upon arriving at the theater, I was astounded being the only person in the theater on a Saturday morning. Read morePublished on May 3 2004 by Mark Gordon
Ok, it doesn't rhyme, but that is what this movie is. So if you're thinking, cool cast, Connie, Chloe, Gina; I'll give it a try, think again. The acting is just fine all around. Read morePublished on April 21 2004
I really liked this movie and I thought it was very beautiful in a very different way that may be the way of the future. Read morePublished on April 11 2004
Forget about trying to follow the plot. It's useless; yet, in a strange way you know exactly what's going on. Read morePublished on April 10 2004
Connie Nielsen (of GLADIATOR fame) plays the ruthless businesswoman Diane to icy perfection in this oddly compelling internet thriller, DEMONLOVER. Read morePublished on April 4 2004 by Edward L Zimmerman