Heartbeats: movie review
Montreal-based drama 'Heartbeats' is a modern take on the love triangle with a hipper twist.
The Quebecois filmmaker Xavier Dolan not only wrote and directed â€śHeartbeats,â€ť but is also its art director, costume designer, editor, and costar. Itâ€™s an omnisexual variation on FranĂ§ois Truffaut's â€śJules and Jim,â€ť although stylistically, with its emphases on hipper-than-thou attitudes and moody-blues visuals, itâ€™s much closer to the early work of Jean-Luc Godard and Wong Kar-Wai.
Two friends, played by Monia Chokri and Dolan, are in love with the same diffident dreamboat, played by Niels Schneider. The triangulations of their desire are amusing but Dolan, as a director, is all attitude. Grade: B- (Unrated.)