Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Enea (2023) Open Roads 2024

Love it or hate it film follows thirty-ish Enea, the son of a rich TV presenter who wanders through an empty and dull life that only the idle rich can afford.

This is possibly the weakest film I’ve run across in the decade plus that I’ve been covering Lincoln Center’s Open Roads. While not bad, the film is kind of just sort of there and just interesting enough to make us want to see where it goes, even though the film really doesn’t have a point. Sure it’s trying to do something that Fellini did in the 60’s and 70’s, that Paolo Sorrentino did with GREAT BEAUTY a decade ago and numerous others did  in between, unfortunately it really doesn’t have anything to say that we haven’t heard before. Sure this film is better than some past Open Roads films, but at the same time I don’t think I’ve run across a film that has had so much nothing to say. It is as empty as all of the conversations of all of the characters on screen.

I was disappointed.

At the same time the film is well made and well acted enough that you might find something to connect to.

As for me, I had better things to do.

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