Short Review: Run Lola Run.

Premise: After her boyfriend loses 100,000 Francs to a hobo, Lola has 20 minutes to figure out how to get that much money and get it to her boyfriend before he either does something stupid or dies by the hands of the man he owes it to.

Starring: Franka Potente and Moritz Bliebtreu.

My Reaction: Like Amelie, everything that might normally work against a movie works together here. I loved the title sequence and the opening credits. I loved the chaos of everything. I loved the acting. I loved the animated bits. I loved snapshots of the future. I loved the 'red flashbacks'. I loved the deep moments of extreme heart that were interspersed throughout an otherwise hectic film. I loved the '3 scenarios' device, especially how, at times, they all seemed to actually be connected somehow. I loved the simple complexity of the story versus how it was told. I loved the camera work and the editing. I loved the music. I loved watching a woman run for the majority of the movie and rarely actually looking at her face. In short, I hated this movie. (...or not...).

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