“Elle” or “Paul Verhoeven Makes Another Weird 90’s Sex FIick” – my fuckin review

Here is my review for “Elle“. Paul Verhoeven where have you been! I love his films. He is brilliant and goddamn out of control (RoboCopTotal RecallBasic InstinctShowgirlsStarship Troopers). His films are sexual and violent, but honest. This film is about a woman named Michèle Leblanc who is raped in her house one day and it’s witnessed only by her cat who seems unimpressed by it all (like the cat in Alien). Then she orders food. What the fuck. It’s a Paul Verhoeven film though. She is then caught up in a weird mystery of “whodunit”. Along the way she deals with her father’s mob past and her son’s new wife. She also runs a successful video game company and doesn’t want the police involved because she wants things done on her own terms always, but really she is just too busy to deal with it. It really is a bizarre film that reads like a 90’s thriller at times. It really is a Paul Verhoeven movie with over-the-top characters, which is a good thing. It’s interesting, entertaining, fucked up and real.

I really did like this movie a lot and Isabelle Huppert is great in it and I love that she was cast. She is a women in her 50’s and who is in charge and knows what she wants how to get it and end it.  I think the character of Michele was in control of everything. At one point she tells a guy to take his dick out and show it to her. Just to make sure it was not the same dick that raped her. What the fuck. She goes and gets weapons and learns to fight all while running a business and being on top of everything even sexually. She really does give it to you up until the end. Her son is played by Jonas Bloquet and is a weird ass slacker character and is sort of dumb in a way. Michele had to be in control of his life too. Anyway if you love Paul Verhoeven, a 90’s feel, weird sexual shit, and movies in French then this is the movie for you. Go check it out. 

The Trailer:

The Facts:

A. Paul Verhoeven is a great director. He does what he wants to. Fuck it. Also the Christmas dinner scene was great. 

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B. Isabelle Huppert learning to shoot a gun to kill dudes with. Kill them! 

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C. It won 2 Golden Globes. Best Foreign Picture and Best Performance by an Actress Isabelle Huppert. The cat should have won one too. 

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D. Here is a picture of when she asks to see this dudes dick.

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E. Jonas Bloquet was great in this too. 

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F. Composed by Anne Dudley. It feels weirdly 90’s take a listen. Warning it does not take place in the 90’s. Just felt that way.

G. This poster is cool.

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