2017. Directed By Olivier Assayas.
By Brian Wallinger.
Kristen Stewart certainly has grown a great deal as a more serious and powerfully engaging actress, and the world is all the better for it.
She is without a doubt the heart and soul of her most recent film. A story of a young woman who is a personal shopper for wealthy individuals in several other countries. She also lives with the same heart condition that her twin brother recently passed away from. The film then takes several twists and turns while exploring the depths of depression and obsession with life after death when a series of strange and unexplained events unfold.
Offering up a clear sense of direction and remarkably immense cinematography that captures the complete essence of the story in every location., Olivier shows his intense control throughout. However, the film is not without flaws. There are times when it does become a tad melodramatic and even a little unintentionally funny. The progression of the film jumps around a lot and may require more than one viewing to fully understand or appreciate the value. The tone also tends to stray somewhat and yet always bounces back.
Personal Shopper may not appeal to everyone's eye, but for those interested in all thing's different it will certainly offer a unique and fresh experience.