Directed by Jacques Tati
I really thoughts the days of having to endure silent comedies were over (though quite a few of them were enjoyable, a lot of endurance was required to get through them all). However, here we are presented with Jacques Tati's Playtime. Although it is not a silent comedy, his hijinks certainly play out that way and it is actually quite a tiresome watch.
Monsieur Hulot (Jesus, is there a character I have missed less?), is back for another performance. He plays a confused Frenchman who is unable to adapt to the modernity of Paris. It is kind of like watching your grandparents struggle with new technology. Mildly amusing, but there comes a point where you just what to yell at them since you feel like the task they are having trouble with couldn't be any simpler.
Simply not funny and I have no idea why Tati got three movies on The List.
The failure of this film left Tati in debt for a decade.