Trouble Every Day (Denis, 2001)

Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis, 2001)

Odd, though interesting. Denis does her usual poetic atmosphere with awesome cinematography and great music, but she just happens to throw a cannibalistic, scientific-experiment-gone-wrong plot in the mix (yep, a horror movie). Almost all of the experiment storyline is in the background though, mostly just as a way to set the movie up. The film more closely focuses on the relationships at hand and, more specifically, our ability and inability to love those closest to us. There’s a lot of metaphor going on in this film, though none of it is complicated and I doubt Denis wanted it to be. And there are also a lot of internal psychological battles here, especially through Vincent Gallo’s brilliantly acted character. Unfortunately, a lot of this is too graphic for my personal tastes, which keeps this from being one of my favorite Denis movies. But when it’s not graphic it does have everything I adore about her other stuff.  7.5/10

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3 Responses to “Trouble Every Day (Denis, 2001)”

  1. Is this movie perchance named after the Frank Zappa song about the Watts riots? “There’s no way to delay that trouble comin’ every day!”

  2. Wow, I did not heard about that up to the present. Thanks!

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