You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

A "quasi-theatrical contrivance" (The Guardian), based on Jean Anouilh's 1941 play Eurydice, from French filmmaking veteran (89 years old at the time of making this) Alain Resnais.

Antoine (Denis Podalydès) is a cultured and wealthy dramatist whose death is announced by telephone to his close friends (Michel Piccoli, Mathieu Amalric, Anne Consigny, Lambert Wilson playing themselves). His lawyer invites them to Antoine's home and has them all watch a video recording of a performance of his play Eurydice. This was a play they had all been in and the recording transports them back in time: they start reciting the lines, feeling the emotions, and we see them swept back into the roles.

2012Rating: PG115 minsFrance, GermanyFrench with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Though Resnais' gamble seems to have failed, it's encouraging to see a director on the brink of 90 still willing to experiment in a way most helmers half his age wouldn't dare.

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Time Out

Time Out

Distant and resonant echoes of 'Hiroshima Mon Amour' (made 63 years earlier)...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Despite its moments of charm and caprice, the film is prolix, inert, indulgent and often just plain dull.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

This reflection on the past, love and death through the prism of layers of theatrical endeavor is both serious and frisky, engaging on a refined level but frustratingly limited in its complexity and depth.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

Metaphorical, metaphysical. It's also pretty amusing.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Not since Altman went out with A Prairie Home Companion has a director fashioned such a natural swan song.

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