Juliet of the Spirits
Directed by Federico Fellini
Federico, we meet again. I have never enjoyed anything this man has done and yet I am forced to watch seven of his movies from The Book and come up with individual reasons why I don't like each movie, since I think my readers might face my main reason ("Because Fellini is a giant butthead!) a bit childish.
Juliet believes that her husband is cheating on her so, of course, she does the only rational thing: explores her sexuality with her sexy neighbor, Suzy (did I even have to write that? I think it was implied). Anyway, the film mixes fantasy with realism and feels like one of those crazy acid trips that I have always despised.
A lot of people have praised this film for its beauty but for me, it was a bit too much, kind of like Masque of Red Death without the fun.
Sorry for the short review, but I have lots of insignificant busy work to get to!
Fellini took LSD in preparation for making this movie. Did I call it or did I call it?