The new Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie) film is about a very quirky group of characters who concoct a series of wild plans to bring down two large weapons manufacturers. The title translates to “Non-Stop Madness,” which is really a perfect description of the movie. It’s surreal, comedic, and completely off-the-wall. Jeunet’s stamp is all over this one, so if you’re a fan see it immediately (like you need telling), but if you’re not then avoid at all costs.
One special thing I’ve always loved about Jeunet is that even though he dreams up some of the most wild and colorful characters, their quirks always seem natural and never contrived, unlike say, Wes Anderson’s characters. I also have to mention the visuals, which are always beautiful in Jeunet films but especially so in Micmacs. It’s got that incredible trademark Jeunet color-scheme, which I think he gets through digital intermediate? I’m not sure about that, so if anyone knows they should share that info in the comments section (I can’t seem to find it anywhere)! Anyways I strongly recommend Micmacs, it’s one of Jeunet’s best and it’s just a fun, fun movie.