Clint: 3.8/5 stars (which is the exact Netflix average AND it’s recommendation for us), 7.4/10 (a high 7–IMDB gives this 7.2/10).
Carolyn: 4/5 stars, 8/10.
I like Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie), but I definitely prefered him more back when he is collaborating with Marc Caro, who made his movies dark fairy tales (City Of Lost Children) or black comedies (Delicatessan) instead of whimsical comedies (Amelie).
He’s too whimsical now.
Jeunet has amazing directorial skills, yet I am starting to get tired of his Rube-Goldberg devices that he seems to want to use in every movie.
That being said… By virtue of receiving 4 stars, this movie is about 50th percentile for us.
We really liked it, but I liked it slightly less than most movies I really like.
It certainly LOOKS better than most movies, and is way more interesting than most movies.
We also found some similarities between this, and the new comedy Wanderlust (2012)
LINK URL: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1149361/