The whole show feels like a spring break getaway.
The movie left me with the impression that the writer and director Emmanuel Mouret simply wanted to make a period piece with the beautiful Cécile and the plot was more or less irrelevant… and that ...
I soon realized that the show felt familiar because it takes the best tropes from similar trashy, teen, and murder-mystery shows, and snowballs them into one beautiful, dramatic program.
I realized why these songs evoke such nostalgia for me. The songs reuse sounds and even lyrics from earlier tracks.
I was left wondering if there was a key part of the movie that I simply didn’t catch.
In many ways, the 2018 version seems to function as the story but of Gaga herself–only told in reverse.