When a film’s only redeeming quality is getting to see Christina Lindberg looking cool in a trench coat and eye patch, then there are problems.
Even after watching films for your whole life, you still manage to get blown away by something new and different and perfect every few years. For me, Once is that film.
This film focuses on three days in the life of its title character, Jeanne Dielman. She’s a Belgium housewife/single mother who takes gentleman callers into her flat to get her income. The film at over three hours, is told in a flat repetitive style that lends itself to the daily life of this particular housewife.
If films were measured by a Wheel of Intelligence, Dumb and Dumber is so stupid it would fly straight past Idiotland (ruled by the narrowminded Dictatorial Tyrant TC) and straight into Geniusville (population: LCD).