The Decline of the American Empire
Directed by Denys Arcand
Who doesn't want to watch a group of intellectuals talk about sex? I certainly can't get enough of it, as I have watched all of the episodes of Sex and The City many times. Perhaps I shouldn't admit that.
Four Montreal professors gather at a country house for a weekend. Remy is married, Claude is a homosexual, Pierre has a girlfriend, and Alain is a confirmed bachelor. They bring along four female guests. Louise is Remy's wife, Dominique is a confirmed bachelorette (I refuse to call unmarried women spinsters when men get to be called bachelors), Danielle is Pierre's girlfriend, and Diane is divorced. Surely that covers enough categories that everyone can find one to identify with. Anyway, the women talk about sex together and the men talk about sex together then they all talk about sex together, coed style.
Anyone who is a fan of dialogue driven movies will absolutely love this. These people talk about sex like they have such control over their emotions when they really are completely clueless about the people around them. It's fun watching intellectuals flounder in the face of real passion, that's why I can't stop reading Victorian romance novels.
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.