It seems that I just can't find any time recently to visit the board or do any other film related stuff. I hope this will change trememndously, if I'm accepted in Media Studies at University in October
Anyway, here are a few older notes I found on Kaufman's Human Nature. Not much, but maybe enough for some discussion. It seems like this is one of "his" more neglected films.
Human Nature (Michel Gondry / USA, France / 2001)
An above-average script that deals in a clever way with the concept of civilization.
The filmmaking itself is only standard, and too playful for its own good. The ending shot is beautiful though, and the story has much food for thought, and complex things going on on the films fringes which aren't developed at all.
Worth watching, but far from the masterful Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind which has similar weaknesses, that are nevertheless totally compensated by an at times
improvisational and documentary quality which is missing here.
But still a film worth watching.
personal rating: 67 out of 100