Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Apartment Envy // Last Night

Last Night is one of those films that I can watch at any time, no matter how I'm feeling. Written and directed by Massy Tadjedin, a married couple, Joanna and Michael, (Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington, respectively), spend the night apart and both are tempted to stray by equally attractive counterparts (Guillaume Canet and Eva Mendes).

It's a visually pretty film, with pretty music and pretty people walking around pretty settings (New York City and a little bit of Philadelphia) but the prettiest of all is Joanna and Michael's apartment in New York City. The space is open and large, which makes it the most appealing, and the neutral shade of the decor gives it a cozy feeling. It's the little things that make it as well - the various lamps, including two different ones on the nightstands, the "Berlin Wall of friggin' magazines," records and more. Some people dream of one day living in a mansion, I want this.

If you like this, check out:
Broken English. Without making it sound like a romantic comedy, Parker Posey plays Nora, a perpetually single New York woman unlucky in love, who has a chance encounter with a Frenchman (played by Melvil Poupaud who left me in a fit of giggles the one time I met him because he so Goddamn handsome).

Vanilla Sky. It's more fantasy (maybe even sci-fi?), but visually, the two films are very similar. Plus it's got a great soundtrack (yes, I rock out to Julie Gianni's I Fall Apart on the regular).

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