28 January 2010

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

In Roger Ebert's 2000 review he said that while the original audience would have seen this film as an attack on others a modern audience would see it as an attack on itself. I feel like he means the audience when he says 'itself' but I think it's more accurate to say the film is an attack on itself. I found it smug and dated. The movie itself seemed bourgeois. It made me want to watch The Third Generation or The Madwoman of Chaillot instead. C

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