I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
Awkward, shy and delightfully funny, Polly Vandersma (Sheila McCarthy) is an "organizationally impaired" temporary assistant who finally gets her first permanent job at the age of 31. While she works for the curator of an art gallery, Polly narrates her own story, sharing the comical and bittersweet pretensions of the art world. At the same time, she reveals a special part of her own private world, taking the viewer to enchanted places in this quiet assault on the notion of authority everywhere.
Scatterbrained Polly gets a job as a secretary in Gabrielle's art gallery. Gabrielle has a romantic relationship with the painter Mary. Polly hangs a picture by Mary believing that ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing torrent reviews
(jp) wrote: The first time I came across writer-director Olivier Assayas was in the late 90s when he cast famous HK actress Maggie Cheung in Irma Vep, a film that I was disappointed to find pretentious and meandering. Sadly nothing has changed 20 years later here. Without taking anything away from a fine performance by Kristen Stewart, I was not particularly engrossed or engaged by this pseudo-supernatural psychological thriller that ultimately I find frustrating. I should confess the connection between Stewart?s character being both a personal shopper and a medium was lost on me at first. While the former provides the opportunity to dress her up in pretty and sultry scenes and the latter provides some thrills, the whole set up feels rather random and I remain indifferent and unimpressed after their relevance was explained to me in reviews I read afterwards. A clever analogy, no matter how thoughtful, does not make a good movie on its own. Too much time was spent roaming around Paris watching her shop, and when she does take a break to hunt for ?ghosts?, or more specifically her twin brother?s ghost, I rarely feel either moved or scared. A late addition to the film sees her being cyberstalked by mysterious text messages certainly cranks up the thrills for a while, quickening the pace and finally shifts the narrative up a notch but the resolution is ambiguous and unsatisfying; and I couldn?t shake my suspicion that the ambiguity is simply due to the fact that any clear answers will only come across as contrived and unconvincing. While I can totally see this film can be interesting for some, it just isn?t interesting enough for me. It is too tame as a ghost story; too bloody obvious as a mystery thriller and too ridiculous and hollow for me to take this pseudo-philosophical claptrap on life and the afterlife too seriously.
(jp) wrote: Enjoyable in a relaxed way. Smells like easy rider, and has excellent photography and music.
(es) wrote: great performances, interesting characters,and the story was decent.
(mx) wrote: No poster and synopsis = this blows
(ag) wrote: Entertaining for what it should be .... A made for tv movie. Both Dames Maggie Smith and Judi Dench must have been hard up for money.
(ru) wrote: it was an ok film, I thought it was an ok film but I don't think I'll watch this movie again though, Bill Nighy starred in it
(mx) wrote: Silly adaptation of the famous comic character. Culkin sleepwalks his way through the lead role and seems bored with the material.
(br) wrote: Worth finding and watching!
(kr) wrote: While not the worlds greatest Scifi its worth watching. Ok some of the acting is wooden and I would have changed one or 2 of the actors and the plot is a little bit on the wtf side but its still worth a view if your bored.