By Luis Horacio Pineda, Contributing Writer
What is love? Baby. Don’t hurt me!
The film Love is… Have you ever cheated on that special someone who you were really in Love with? Well, the film Love is about that.
Let’s put it this way, imagine your name is Murphy. (Ever heard of the Murphy’s Law?) Murphy, itself is an epigram that states “Anything can go wrong, will go wrong.” Ok, with that in mind, you are a film student laying in your cold bed next to Omi (the new neighbor), and an innocent unwanted child and you are remembering that girl that… Electrified your feelings. Yes, the name of your ex-girlfriend is Electra! why? Because it’s been enough time since you were with Electra and one night you guys decided to invite to an adventurous threesome the new neighbor, next door, Omi and because of one of those unfortunate ripped condoms created life or your worst nightmare and you lost what you Loved. Electra. Now she is gone and her mother is calling you asking: -Have you seen her! Tell me! Have you seen her, seen her!. It gets worst when you remember that she had suicidal tendencies and you feel guilty.
In this reverse structural narrative Karl Glusman plays Murphy, who is stacked in the past; Klara Kristin plays Omi, who tries to take care of the future; Jean Couteau who plays Gaspar, the baby who is always crying in the present; and Aomi Muyock plays Electra.
Iconoclast Argentine Director Gaspar Noé tells a very intimate story, probably his own story since the baby is named after him, in a very special way: Flashbacks are very well structured, although the narrator wasn’t really necessary, but it has the sexiest electric guitar solo as part of the soundtrack and constant fade to blacks instead of clean cuts.
The final scene could be a poem from French poet Charles Baudelaire with the spleen of Murphy in a sad bath tub and the tedium vitae with the profound and disconsolate feelings of the lost of Love.