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Tarris1's avatar


Pure joy from beginning to end
7 years 1 month ago
jmars's avatar


Musicals are usually not my thing, and shallow romances appeal to me almost as much as the plague, so I had low expectations going into this one. But the music! I was charmed from the opening number and I'm still whistling it days later. There's no hamming for the camera in the choreography, just lighthearted love stories played in brilliant color on screen.
8 years 5 months ago
filmslikedreams's avatar


Sadly, I found this kinda dull. I much prefer Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
9 years 9 months ago
Torgo's avatar


Colors, love, lust for life.

Yeah, not exactly my type of thing.
2 years 6 months ago
Siskoid's avatar


Les demoiselles de Rochefort is the third film in Jacques Demy's "musical" trilogy (after Lola and Les parapluies de Cherbourg) and this one has dancing. It's like Demy added an extra layer of artifice in each subsequent film until he got to a proper "Hollywood" musical. Rochefort, then, is flighty and silly and filled with coincidence, and oh, lets throw some male leads from American cinema in there like Gene Kelly and a French-dubbed George Chakiris (West Side Story)... I kept doing double-takes! Like Cherbourg, the production design is beautifully colorful, and MORE SO THAN Cherbourg, this is where La-La Land's aesthetic really comes from. All the way through, I was like, isn't that riff from in the La-La Land soundtrack?! Wait, did they poach the music directly from this film?! Side-by-side comparison proved it wasn't the case, but Rochefort doesn't just look similar, it has the same basic sound. A lot of fun songs, the clever wordplay actually pretty well represented in the subtitle translation if your French is rusty but your English is not (a lot of extra effort there), and repeating motifs where composer Michel Legrand approaches Sondheim. The one big question mark is just what Demy was thinking with the absolutely macabre connection between this film and the previous ones. Just trying to treat even the darkest event in the same flighty musical way? Maybe. But fans of the entire trilogy may be a little dismayed, or perhaps just bemused in a WTF?! kind of way. Rochefort can't replace Cherbourg in my heart (it's too silly for that), but though everything was sung in the earlier film, it had very few songs per se (just one, really). Rochefort has a LOT of distinct songs, so it's quite enjoyable on that level.
3 years 6 months ago
Scottathon's avatar


This is easily my favourite movie of all time.
12 years 9 months ago
tommy_leazaq's avatar


Agreed with everyone. The songs are great in this one
5 years 7 months ago
ClassicLady's avatar


I watched this to see one of my favorite dancers, Gene Kelly. But surprisingly, I found myself really enjoying the movie even though it was lighthearted and kind of silly. The exuberance with which all the dancing and singing is done just draws you in. You can't help but be as lighthearted as they all seem to be.
7 years 2 months ago
pqris's avatar


Never have I seen a film with such beautiful colours!
7 years 11 months ago
Hippiemans's avatar


Lovely lighthearted musical starring sisters Françoise Dorléac and Catherine Deneuve.
9 years 2 months ago
juanittomx's avatar


Nous sommes deux soeurs jumelles
Nées sous le signe des Gémeaux

J'ai le bien aimé
11 years 2 months ago
essaywhu's avatar


WOW! I could probably watch this one everyday for a year and never get tired of it!
7 years 8 months ago
nicolaskrizan's avatar


pretty vacant

11 years 7 months ago
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