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Plot: A retired orchestra conductor is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday. Runtime: 118 mins Release Date: 24 Oct 2015
Either you love it or you get nothing from it. (by pise-65431)
I'm not a professional in film reviews, to begin with. I'm just an University student who's got an enormous passion for cinema. It was years since a movie moved my soul in such a profound way. I was stunned when I saw that the movie summed up a 7.5 rating here on IMDb. I thought about this fact for some days, then I kind of make up my answer. "Youth" is the symbol of many struggles in cinema and in people's mind. American movies and many Europeans ones as well are so easy to like, just because they're easy to follow. They show facts, actions, somehow explained by <more>
words and some ideas. Ideas are like the salt we put on on our meals to make them tasty. Films like "Youth" are the exact opposite: words and ideas are the "meal", and a few actions are the "salt". Actually all the actions are at the end of the movie, they could be perceived as a climax, but they're more like the conclusion of complex exchanges of ideas throughout the movie. I won't comment about technical features, because I don't have the expertise to do it. I just say that the soundtrack is somewhere near perfection, editing as well and there some beautifully shot scenes. As I said, my concern is not about that. "Youth" make the viewer think about life, old age, ethics, it accompanies us through some beautiful ideas, and this is where all pros and cons stay. This movie doesn't look for easy ways to impress the viewer, to make him/her somehow forcefully interested to what the screen shows, it requests an open mind and what I ironically call "the 51st shade": a fetish to thoughts, not only to material things. Some people don't like Sorrentino because they consider him a "radical chic intellectual". It is a righteous choice to be against "intellectualism" whatsoever, but it is as well righteous to be against ignorance.
Paolo Sorrentino's 'Youth' is a reminder of how powerful & affecting Cinema is. In this multiple themed Masterpiece, we explore many people & their journey together as one, left me astonished. This isn't merely a story that needs to be seen, but it also demands to be felt.'Youth' Synopsis: A retired orchestra conductor is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday.'Youth' is flawless work. Sorrentino's Screenplay is <more>
about the eternal struggle between age and youth, the past and the future, life and death, commitment and betrayal. And its all depicted so seamlessly. I was truly blown away. Watching the protagonist & co. explore each other lives as their come under roof, is often saddening, but its so so affecting, as well. The Screenplay flows bravely & the pace remains tight.Sorrentino's Direction is extraordinary. He's outdone himself here, delivering a story that deals with life & its consequences. Luca Bigazzi's Cinematography is a visual delight. Each & Every Frame has captured the sheer beauty of the nature on display. Editing is crisp. David Lang's Score is incredible. Art & Costume Design are elegant.Performance-Wise: Sir Michael Caine is at his aging best. Its a masterclass, masterful performance, from this legendary actor! Harvey Keitel is in top-form, complimenting Caine & holding on his own, throughout. Rachel Weisz is magnificent. An Oscar should chase her next year. And The Terrific Paul Dano continues to astonish. On the whole, 'Youth' cannot be missed. Two Big Thumbs Up!
After the movie ended I could not bring myself to get out of my seat and leave the cinema. Soon I felt the urge to see it again for it has moved and mesmerized me.Why did this movie have such an effect on me? There are several reasons: One is because the movie stays physically very close to its main characters – similar to the movie Birdman but with other artistic measures. The result is the same though - you get sucked into mental web.Another reason is the way the main character is introduced - namely with a question posed to him. The storyline makes a full circle to get to the answer at <more>
the end of the movie. We are caught in this circle and taken along a philosophical journey through the meaning of life with all its important issues.A third reason is the director's talent for subtle comic insertions that loosen the seriousness. Sorrentino manages to show the tragic moments not agitated and with an understatement which Michael Caine is the ideal actor to achieve.It's not a movie about old people for old people. It's a movie about life for all people.A role as important as the characters are the beautiful musical score and the visual presentation: highly artistic and with a lot of power of imagination and creativity. There are unusual and unexpected combinations of picture and sound, never seen like that before. It all makes a well-rounded entity and establishes Sorrentinos own authentic style.This is an important movie to be ranked with Tree of life and Synecdoche New York.
When it comes to Paolo Sorrentino I don't know what to expect. On one hand I loved his first English work "This Must Be The Place" starring a wonderful Sean Penn; on the other hand I didn't quite enjoy his Oscar Winner "The Great Beauty". I was actually afraid this one was going to be another attempt at being Fellini. But Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Paul Dano and Rachel Weisz gave me the push to watch it. I'm glad I didn't wait, because this is Sorrentino's greatest beauty.Youth is a brilliant, intense, philosophical, and moving film about life and <more>
death, youth and oldness, loneliness and friendship.As I watched the film I thought the title was deceiving. I thought it was only about being old, and I couldn't find the real meaning of it. But as I'm writing this, has passed almost a week since I saw it, and I've got enough time to think about it. Now, I do realize it is about the importance of youth, because it praises old age as that moment in life when you think about your past.Masterfully directed and written by Paolo Sorrentino, the film is enhanced by a deep, witty, and provocative dialogue, a wonderful and breathtaking photography by Luca Bigazzi, spectacular scenography, and sublime music.The acting is first class. Michael Caine shines in the leading role, delivering an intense performance as Fred Ballinger. The supporting cast does a wonderful job as well. Old, but young inside Harvey Keitel, and young, but old inside Paul Dano are perfect in portraying the contrast between youth and oldness. Rachel Weisz delivers another great performance. Jane Fonda's cameo is great too. The one that surprised me the most is Luna Zimic Mijovic, who plays the masseuse.Read more at afilmadaybysonia.blogspot.com
An Audio and Visual Tour de Force (by A_Different_Drummer)
Reviewers Notes, humbly submitted: 1. One of those must-see films that contains images, performances, set pieces and snippets of dialog that will haunt you long after you have left the theatre. My favorite is a throwaway line by Harvey Keitel's character casually explaining why for 60 years he has been gullible in his relationship with Caine's character: "I invent stories ... I have to believe everything in order to make things up." Keitel That is what reviewers like to call dialog within dialog.2. Caine is superb, but then again he is always superb.3. This is an <more>
affectation that this reviewer wants to add: since Sorrentino is very direct about wanting this film to be about age, the experience would be enhanced if you watch 1966's Alfie before seeing Youth. To see Caine at the time portraying one of the sexiest men alive will take you to a new level of appreciation for what age is about.4. Some of the images, clearly surreal, could well set the standard for the medium for years to come. They are not only extraordinary but plentiful. Contrast these for example to TV's American Horror Story which pretends to be leading edge in this regard but in fact is merely recycling stuff from 1970s horror films. This is the real deal.5. Weisz comes full circle. She started her career doing serious roles in indies, temporarily became a saucy sex goddess, and is now a serious actress once again.6. Only criticism is a problem I have noticed with other films by strong directors like Woody Allen -- the director, doing double duty as the writer, is virtually God in this production and subconsciously the viewer understands that he or she may as well be watching a film made on Mars, because the energy and the characters are so far removed from reality.
Good follow-up to "La Grande Bellezza" (by j1stoner)
A lot should be expected of Paolo Sorrentino after "La Grande Bellezza", and there is a lot here. In particular, I should mention first the scenery and cinematography, and the music, all of which are sublime.The dialogue is provocative, full of memorable lines and strong emotions, so kudos to the writers. The subject matter was heavy, but there is a fair share of lighter moments, and, in particular, irony.I would not think that the acting was at all improvised, with the possible exception of some of the riffing the "screenwriters" working with Harvey Keitel's character <more>
were doing. Still, strong performances in particular from Keitel, Jane Fonda in a small role, the young actress who plays the masseuse, and a dignified Michael Caine.Sorrentino continues to give homage to Fellini, which I love, while his central characters Caine in this one, Toni Servillo in LGB work through the kind of existential issues which Fellini tackled and which Sorrentino, though he is not an old man, seems to be anticipating. Nostalgia, regret, the sweetness and the bitterness that comes from the awareness of the limitations of our short lives. The one thing that struck me as useless to the story--maybe I just didn't get it--was the turn Paul Dano's character made for a couple of scenes as...well, I shouldn't spoil it. It struck everyone in the scenes as inappropriate, and I guess that was the point, but really, why? For me, that takes it down to a 9 rating--still, a top-notch effort.
Once again, Paolo Sorrentino proves to be a master of cinema and doesn't disappoint. The story is set in an apparently isolated place: a luxury hotel in the mountains of Switzerland inhabited mainly by artists and people from the show business curious the reference to Maradona, thanked by Sorrentino during his Oscar acceptance speech .Youth is a tender film in both the characters and the themes: growing old and the fears related to it are common to all men. Fred Michael Caine is an old man who still has a lot going on in his life: he has to deal with friendship, love, family and his <more>
career. The only thing that makes him different from the younger people surrounding him is that he is aware of memory. It is through memory that he has lost and that he tries to regain his identity. Everyone in the film is in search for identity: the contrast between how people see them and what they want to be seen as.The screenplay is complex and intense and for this reason sometimes hard to follow. I loved the irony Sorrentino always puts in his movies: through surrealism he is capable of expressing humanity in a simple but yet beautiful way. All the cast delivers great performances and cinematography is absorbing as always. Sorrentino is a director of places: no matter if it is the Eternal City of Rome or an hotel immersed in nature - he is able to capture all the beauty of it.What the film teaches us, in the end, is that we are what we do - so, I'd add, it's better if we do what we are - but we are nothing without love, which is the driving force of humanity.
* The parade of weird characters in the Alpine luxury resort where the entire film is set - from an obese football player with a tattoo of Karl Marx on his back to a masseuse with braces who declares she likes touching more than talking, and imitates dancing cartoon characters in her spare time. * The way Jane Fonda's character is introduced - initially filmed from the back, then showing her smile in the reflection of a mirror, and finally facing the camera, radiating maximum diva charisma. * The abundance of funny dialogue. Here's just one example: - 'Im great in bed'. - <more>
'I know' - 'How do you know?' - 'Because you're my daughter'. * The lush cinematography, making the film a feast for the eyes. * The fact that this film is funny, dramatic and melancholic at the same time, and also surprising, entertaining, beautiful, philosophical and versatile. * Michael Caine, at 82, playing one of the best parts of his career. * The completely over-the-top video clip by Paloma Faith, which is integrated in the film as a dream sequence. * The end of the dramatic conversation between Jane Fonda and Harvey Keitel, with both faces filmed sideways in close-up, on both sides of the screen, and finally Fonda's hand on Keitel's cheek. * The overall sense of watching an extraordinary film.
One of the best films of the year (by murtaza_mma)
There is a sense of nostalgia in the films of Paolo Sorrentino. The nostalgia often comes across as a sense of regret for the loss of innocent love experienced by the central characters during their youth. Such a regret can easily fills one's heart with melancholy but Sorrentino seems to have mastered the art of mixing gravity with levity. His films can be both serious and farcical at the same time and that's why they are more complex than what they prima facie appear. Youth is no different.Here is a film about larger-than-life oldies pining for their long past golden years of <more>
youth. We have a retired conductor Michael Caine , a self-indulgent filmmaker well past his prime Harvey Keitel , an insecure actor Paul Dano , a mountaineer, a Miss Universe with brains, and an overweight footballer most probably based on Maradona . There is a lively cameo from Jane Fonda who plays a legendary actress from Hollywood and then there is Rachel Weisz who plays the conductor's daughter.Among other things which certainly include Sorrentino's brilliant direction , it is the performances of Caine and Keitel that makes it a treat to watch. While Keitel steals every scene that he is a part of, Caine delivers a deeply nuanced performance around which the entire movie revolves. Youth is nowhere near being Sorrentino's best but it is certainly one of the best films of the year.For more on the world of cinema, please visit my film blog "A Potpourri of Vestiges".