The theater was packed. As one noticed, the distributors had done their homework
on capturing the voyeurs' attention through steamy banners. And the viewers shockingly
realized what awaited them when they saw the film being given a U certificate.
And that is the only area where the film did not falter.
A French film dubbed into English, Love Lock's main plus point is that there is a semblance of a story in it. And this continuity manages to exist even after repeated attempts by the projector guy to exercise his snipping skills!
Leo is middle-aged playwright who has separated from his long time love Valerie, a successful actress. Sarah is a makeup girl barely out of her teens, and is madly infatuated by Leo. After numerous attempts she manages to floor him and they start going around. Leo then starts on a journey along with Sarah to the places he has grown up in. This is with the objective of getting new ideas to write some new plays. As the journey progresses, the two slowly start having more and more arguments. Sarah is a tempestuous female who starts finding it difficult to adjust to Leo's more mature ways.
The clash between a cynic who has seen life in all its colors and a young female who's just discovering the brightness of life's rainbow is worth watching. Then one day Sarah tells Leo that she had a lesbian relationship with Valerie and that that was the main cause for Leo and Valerie's breakup. This brings about a bitter argument between the two, leading to their separation.
This is also the point where one loses track of the story, courtesy the projector guy who gets on one's nerves by cutting the film left, right and center. And to compound it, he starts playing around with the order of the film's scenes. Scenes that have no relation to the story start cropping up. And I lost patience and stopped following the rigmarole being played out on the screen.
One amazing aspect about the film is the lovely views of the French countryside.
This is something that one doesn't get to see in many films. And the biggest surprise
this film has a good soundtrack. There's a Michael Jackson song in the film. But
for those who are planning to go motivated by the ads in the papers and the hoardings,
no, there is no porn in the film. If you go expecting any 'fireworks', it's only
frustration you'll be burning with!