VENICE/VENICE

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Release Date: January 01, 1970

Starring: Nelly Alard, Henry Jaglom, Suzanne Bertish, Melissa Leo, Dapha Kastner, David Duchovny, & Diana Salinger.

Genre: Social satire

Audience: Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 118 minutes

Distributor: Rainbow Film Company

Director: Henry Jaglom

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Producer: Henry Jaglom

Writer: Judith Wolinsky

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Content:

(LL, SS, H) 10 obscenities & 10 exclamatory profanities; implied sexual immorality & fornication; and, humanistic lifestyle & narcissism.


Summary:

In VENICE/VENICE, a film about love, romance and the movies, Henry Jaglom plays a maverick American filmmaker who is presenting his latest film at the Venice Italy Film Festival. In this almost documentary-style film, Jaglom does a good job in demonstrating that life is not a movie and movies are not life. Regrettably, Jaglom does not present the biblical view of love and marriage.


Review:

In VENICE/VENICE, a film about love, romance and the movies, Henry Jaglom plays a maverick American filmmaker, Dean, who is presenting his latest film at the Venice Italy Film Festival. Dean meets and romances Jeanne, a French journalist. The film follows their relationship as Dean returns to his home in Venice, California. Jaglom attempts to demonstrate that life is not a movie, and love is not an illusion. Dean and Jeanne's relationship develops quickly. Jeanne believes she knows Dean because she knows his movies; however, she begins to see that Dean's movies are not necessarily representative of his philosophy. He holds himself out to be a maverick, but his actions show him to be a Hollywood "insider".
In this almost documentary-style film, Jaglom does a good job in demonstrating that life is not a movie and movies are not life. The insertion throughout the movie of interviews with women about their thoughts on love, romance and relationships is quite effective. VENICE/VENICE's message is a positive, albeit elementary one. However, Jaglom does not present the biblical view of love and marriage. Those who understand his message probably would do better watching something else.


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