Written and directed by Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, Amour is a French-language drama about a retired couple’s experiences during a time where their bond of love is tested by a family situation. Jean-Louis Trintignant (who plays the husband) and Emmanuelle Riva (who plays the wife) put in believable and beautiful performances that are Oscar-worthy. Note, Riva is up for Best Actress in a Leading Role whereas Trintignant was not nominated in either the Leading or in a Supporting role.
I went into this movie knowing nothing other than I knew I would need to read subtitles. Was it entertaining? Yes. Did I think much about the movie afterwards? Yes. Even if you don’t like the movie, some of the thought-provoking scenes should make you wonder (or actually think) a little bit. Would I recommend it to others? Yes, assuming you appreciate foreign films and realize that the action isn’t comparable to “Die Hard 37”. Keep in mind that I am not guaranteeing that you will like the movie; nevertheless, it is worth a shot to give this movie a try if you are the least bit curious.