Mood Indigo

Mood Indigo ★★½

Much like Frenchman Georges Perec deciding to compose his 300-page novel A Void without ever using the letter "e," a good critic must take up the challenge to write about the work of Michel Gondry without using the word "whimsy." Granted, the writer-director doesn't make it easy. Gondry made his name in the 1990s with a series of eye-catching music videos for the likes of Björk ("Human Behavior," "Hyperballad"), Chemical Brothers ("Let Forever Be"), The White Stripes ("Fell in Love With a Girl," "Denial Twist") and others. Gondry's work was immediately recognizable even in the typically bland MTV form.

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