The Pleasure of Being Robbed

2008

Action / Drama

3
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 27%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 37%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 1867

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1 hr 8 min
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Reviewed by juanmuscle 10 / 10

Heaven knows what brought me here...

And I loved that movie, and then I saw the latest one, which I said was an incredible ride despite the emetic for characters!

This one was no different but not quite as intense , for the plot but the same way as the former , at some point in the script I felt like puking the characters were so , so , so , umm... I don't know I'm not a psychotherapist but the line when she says: 'I just want to look inside' considering a mommy stranger's purse, made me puke but with excitement, cause I'm like hell yeah, this is a really abnormal character, much can be done with characters like these , they broach madness and breach our social conventions which can sometimes, for a while, escape marginalization for they are intrinsically given more latitude due to their foibles - here the protagonist's foibles are funny and sweet but at times, when she loses interest in her newfound object, its maddening to experience this twacked out bi******

Reviewed by valis1949 7 / 10

I Fought The Law

THE PLEASURE OF BEING ROBBED (dir. Joshua Safdie) A brash example of LoFi Mumblecore that presents an unapologetic look at a whimsical sociopath who believes that anything that strikes her fancy is hers for the taking. Elenore swipes everything from kittens to Volvos, and the film's uncomfortable message seems to be that her victims are only being blessed by her wonderfulness. Needless to say, it's nearly impossible for a rational viewer to rally round a character with such an extreme egocentric focus, yet the film might only be a sly cinematic valentine by director Joshua Safdie to articulate his feelings for the star of the film, Eleonore Hendricks.

Reviewed by edge547 7 / 10

It's not for everyone

Not much happens in this movie. It's merely a glimpse into the life of a young woman living in New York, walking around somewhat aimlessly and stealing people's purses and car keys, out of boredom if for no other reason.

I like the idea of a film giving us a close-up view of an unfamiliar character's life in that kind of manner. It's different from the same old high-concept stories we're used to seeing. And here it is done in such a great way and wonderfully edited to the point that I thoroughly enjoyed it and never found it boring. However, it's not for everyone. I know a lot of people will hate this film for the exact reasons that I loved it, because not much happens.

The acting, in particular, is very good. It feels like these are professional actors with years of experience, despite the film's obviously tiny budget. I would say that it is the most well-acted film of such a low budget. It doesn't even feel like they're acting. It feels like they're real people, perhaps in a documentary but unaware that they're being filmed or followed.

At one point in the movie, the lead character visits a zoo and gets close to a polar bear. When she's near the bear, it is clearly fake, as safety concerns would not allow her to be unprotected within feet of a dangerous animal. The fake bear is not at all well-done. I got the idea that they were trying to make it look real, but eventually gave up and accepted the fact that it was clearly a puppet and didn't even try to fix it. They just went with it. It felt like they should have cut that scene but perhaps decided that it was more charming. In any case, it certainly doesn't ruin the movie, especially considering that it is kind of a dreamlike scene that wasn't supposed to be real life.

Another thing I liked about the film was its length at just over an hour. I felt like that was perfect for the story it was telling and I feel like a lot more films would be better if they had similar running times, as opposed to trying to squeeze an extra twenty minutes into a movie for the mere sake of making it longer because someone decided a long time ago that all feature films, regardless of their story, should be between one-and-a-half and two-and-a-half hours long.

I liked this movie quite a bit, but I know many will disagree with my assessment. But if you want to risk it and find out if it's the film for you, it's a pretty safe wager, because even if you hate it, you will have wasted just a little more than an hour of your time.

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