the sweet bee sting

Sunday, July 18, 2010

On Jeunet
8:37 AM


Several of my best friends had a rather Frenchified night in Royal Oak last night. We went to the Main Art Theatre to see the latest creation of director and writer Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Micmacs. You might know him for his other quirky classics Amélie, The City of Lost Children and Delicatessen. Jeanut's newest feature is the story of Bazil, a down and out middle aged man with a bullet lodged in his brain seeking revenge on the men that caused his father's death with the help of a rather eclectic group of friends that treat him as family.

Petit Pierre was my most favorite character, with his charming mechanic innovations and incredible strength. The film was serious without being dramatic, and cute enough to remind people that the bad things in life don't always have to be the focus. I don't want to say too much more about it for fear of giving too much away, but I definitely recommend seeing it!