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Bigbug (2022, D: Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

Things are not what they seem

BIGBUG — the 8th film from visionary director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (AMÉLIE, DELICATESSEN, THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN) — is coming to Netflix February 11.


In 2050, artificial intelligence is everywhere. So much so that humanity relies on it to satisfy its every need and every desire – even the most secret and wicked…

In a quiet residential area, four domestic robots suddenly decide to take their masters hostage in their own home. Locked together, a not-quite-so-blended family, an intrusive neighbour and her enterprising sex-robot are now forced to put up with each other in an increasingly hysterical atmosphere! While, outside, the Yonyx, the latest generation of androids, are trying to take over. As the threat draws closer, the humans look elsewhere, get jealous, and rip into each other under the bewildered eyes of their indoor robots. Maybe it’s the robots who’ve got a soul – or not!
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Re: Bigbug (2022, D: Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

Even lesser Jeunet is usually interesting, so happy to give this one a go. Loved his last film (The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet) and that was 8 years ago.
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Re: Bigbug (2022, D: Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

Just as an added note, as expected this is Rated TV-MA.
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Re: Bigbug (2022, D: Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

This looks good.
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Re: Bigbug (2022, D: Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

This will be up tomorrow.
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Re: Bigbug (2022, D: Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

Just watched it and it was crazy! Would make a great double feature with Sorry to Bother You. I think it's also one Jeunet's most brightly lit film ever. He's known for dark and chiaroscuro type of lighting, but this was pastel bright in certain scenes.
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Re: Bigbug (2022, D: Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

Glad to hear it's pretty decent. TS Spivey was pretty brightly lit too.
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Re: Bigbug (2022, D: Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

It looked nice, but I didn’t care for it. Looking at RT and Letterboxd, it doesn’t seem very well liked overall either.
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Re: Bigbug (2022, D: Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

Watched it tonight and it did not disappoint. There's nothing quite like it. If you're a fan of Jeunet I can't imagine you wouldn't enjoy it. The warmth of the characters, humor, the inventive eccentricity, awkward romance, the core humanity, things you expect from Jeunet's work is allll there. The style and premise of the characters trapped in their home is like a live action Pixar fusion of Tati and Bunuel. It's dystopian but never hopeless. The villain named the Yonyx is like a geriatric Robocop and is really unsettling whenever he flashes his big tombstone teeth.

I also liked the supporting robot characters and how it doesn't just paint all technology as evil. It shows our deep attachment to it but in a way that's an extension of our humanity. Beautifully done. Fans will also get a kick out of seeing a cameo from Jeunet regular Dominque Pinon. Like so many of Jeunet's films I felt better after watching it.
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Re: Bigbug (2022, D: Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

What the hell did I just watch. But I did enjoy it.

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