May 07

Film: ‘Microbe and Gasoline’

Microbe&GasolineIf you’re a fan of most all things Michel Gondry like I am, then you’ll be excited to hear that he has written another movie which will be in theaters July 1st: Microbe and Gasoline.  According to the movie’s press release, the movie is:

Written and directed by Michel Gondry, this coming of age film follows two misfit young friends (Ange Dargent and Théophile Baquet) as they embark on a road trip across France in a vehicle they built themselves.

Along with the two aforementioned actors, it also stars Audrey Tautou, who is also a favorite of mine.

In Jordan Hoffman’s review for The Guardian, he describes it as Gondry’s “most satisfying movie since his 2004 masterpiece Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”

He goes on to say:

Consider it an anti-Superbad. Microbe and Gasoline is a sweet, honest and rounded portrayal of male teenage friendship that favours optimism over melancholy, and while it doesn’t ignore sex, it isn’t obsessed with it.

Here is the trailer for Microbe and Gasoline:

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