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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

"2046" Not Quite In the Mood

If you're not a Wong Kar-wai fan, don't bother seeing his new flick "2046." A quasi-sequel to his superb "In the Mood for Love" (I strongly recommend this luscious eye-candy of a film), "2046" is too long and a bit flat. The film takes place in the 1960s and is about a man after the end of a love affair. I feel that the director just shot a ton of disparate scenes (filming took over a year), then stitched it together, and added a voiceover to give some meaning and continuity. If you have any type of fetish for stilleto heels, stiff-collared dresses, or Clark Gable coiffures or 'staches, "2046" may please you, although, again, I think "In the Mood for Love" is much more satisfying on this account as well.