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Summer Hours

a bird!

This movie is in French, with English subtitles.

I’d say PG-13 probably

Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jeremie Renier

Eloise: He said to choose anything. l couldn’t take advantage. l took something ordinary. What would l do with something valuable?

Three middle-aged siblings must decide what to do with their mother’s estate and possessions after her death.

This got high ratings on rottentomatoes.com, but I found it a bit tedious to sit through.  It wasn’t bad, it was just meandering and wasn’t made in any real interesting way.

I found the topic – whether you want to, or can, burden yourself with your family heirlooms and possessions – to be an interesting one.  I just thought they went about it all in too slowly paced a way.  There wasn’t a lot of emotional buildup or pay off.  Also, conversation-heavy movies can be hard to deal with when you’re having to read subtitles.

The actors did a good job…I think.  Again, hard to tell when it’s not in English.

Overall, it does make you think about family heirlooms and where the real value in them lies.  Do they have more value in a museum on display for the world to see or in your living room, holding flowers, and reminding you of days of your youth?

10 – 4 because it was tedious to sit through + .3 for making me think about the subject matter after it was over = 6.3