THINGS TO COME REVIEWED
“Things to Come” finds Isabelle Huppert playing an older woman gaining independence through detachment. It’s almost like that other film in 2016. The one she got an Oscar nomination and was handled a bit harder by mainstream viewers. This one feels very contemporary French. Huppert is a strong lead, but no one else is able to match her intensity. Her husband screws around and she has to find new purpose after 25 years.
In America, this usually involves montages set to the music of Meredith Brooks, Meghan Trainor or Diane Warren pop ballads. Depending on the viewer’s age, pick the musical talent that best matches your fading memory. Still, make no mistake…this is the same kind of movie. But, it involves an emotionally vacant slate that just wants to find herself. Definition in the face of increased age never produces admirable results. Men tend to have mid-life purchasing sprees, while women awkwardly try to become cougars by harassing the young men at their local Lane Bryant/Applebees. It’s not appreciated, ladies.
So, what of the film? If you want a cerebral How Stella Got Her Groove Back, then this is for you.
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track