Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Jimmy P. (2013) A Film by Arnaud Desplechin
Full disclosure: Jimmy P. is the first Arnaud Desplechin film I've seen, so I wasn't able to weigh it against the French director's other lauded achievements. That said, I think that looking at the film with fresh eyes may have made me more open to its particular strengths than those downgrading it for not being Desplechin'y enough. I first saw the film at the end of a viewing-heavy week at the New York Film Festival, where I fell asleep. From what I did see, I had a sense that the dozing was my own fault and not the film's. Luckily, my suspicions were confirmed.