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Movie Review – The French Dispatch

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Before I dive into the review, there are two things I want to make clear. First, The French Dispatch is a hard movie to do Peetimes for, which makes it hard to write a fair review, since I couldn’t be fully invested in the experience. But I will try to do my best. Second, if you like Wes Anderson movies, you will like this one; if you have never been a fan, this movie still has all the things you don’t like before.

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A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch Magazine”.

I’m a fan of Wes Anderson movies myself, not just because of the bizarre stories he likes to tell in a bizarre way, but the visual aspect of them. His movies usually offer such a beautiful and unique experience, The French Dispatch is no exception.

I like how the story is told with mini-stories from different journalists. We get to see different stories from different categories in a unified theme and background. I liked all of the mini-stories; each one of them can be studied and discussed. What made it hard for me was the French and the subtitles. Don’t get me wrong, I love it in the movie — I think it adds such a beautiful flow to it — I wish the whole movie could just be in French. Mainly because I love the sound of French. But it made doing Peetimes so much harder. I struggle between “should I write that down” and crap — I just missed that bit of subtitle.

I guess the best way to conclude how I feel about the movie is, given the chance, I would totally watch it again just to enjoy it.

Grade: B

About The Peetimes: If you know Wes Anderson’s style, you know this is a hard movie to do Peetimes for. I managed to find 2 Peetimes that I think are well-spaced. They are equally mediocre to me. 🙂

There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of The French Dispatch. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated: (R) Language | Graphic Nudity | Some Sexual References
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Starring: Léa Seydoux, Timothée Chalamet, Christoph Waltz
Director: Wes Anderson
Writer(s): Wes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman, Roman Coppola
Language: English, French
Country: Germany, United States


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I’ve been using RunPee for a few years now and it’s basically a requirement of going to the movies for me. The best part of course are the “pee times” that give you cues, synopses and times for when you can pee without missing the most important parts of the movie. There is also information about the credits- length, extras and if there are any extra scenes at the wayyy end. Super helpful to just know that it is or isn’t worth staying. There is a timer function that will buzz your phone when it’s a good time to pee. I also appreciate that the app is very conscientious about it being an app you use in a theater- dark background, all silent alarms etc. I will always enjoy the experience of the theater even if I could watch things at home- but I’ve even used it at home to check for things like after credit scenes or other information too.

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