This is an original and very entertaining odd couple romantic comedy in the vein ofKnocked Up (2007) with perhaps a distant echo of the presidential romance The American President (1995).
Vox Lux opens with a gripping and horrifying sequence set in 1999, when young Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) is wounded in a Columbine style high school massacre, which seems to be a semi regular occurrence in American life.
Writer Richard Cameron’s story first saw the light of day as a play at London’s Bush Theatre over twenty years ago.
A quirky title for an unusual film. Easy to follow though when you are told the names of the brothers – Eli and Charlie Sisters.
Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz), newly arrived in New York, finds an expensive handbag on the subway and returns it to its owner Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an apparently lonely, widowed piano teacher and they become friends.
Joan (Judy Dench) is an apparently sweet little old retired librarian lady pottering about in her suburban home with her watercolours and her gardening. Until that is the police show up one day and arrest her for spying.