Movie: The Dreamers
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Critic rating: 4
This very talky 2003 drama tells of a young American studying in Paris in 1968 in the midst of the '68 Paris student riots. Some viewers may be tempted to jump through the first 50 minutes to get to the very explicit sex scenes, but you'll miss a lot.
Our student meets a French brother and sister, who share his love for cinema, both classic and modern. As things progress, he also winds up sharing something else, the sister. Lots of conversations about cinema take up a ton of time in this movie, but will still be very interesting to many, as will the references to the riots taking place around them.
This movie is rated NC-17 for a reason, but by no means is it a sexploytation film. It's a serious character study with excellent acting and production, and will probably be considered with Last Tango in Paris as examples of excellent adult-oriented films.
Incidentially, Eva Green can act. Considering her good looks and killer body, nobody may care, but she really can act.