A Woman Is a Woman

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Year Released: 1961
Rating: 2.0

Neo-romantic fluff courtesy of JLG about Anna Karina's desire to have a child, her husband's desire not to have a child and a third party (Jean-Paul Belmondo) kept around for them to argue over. Like with a lot of Godard, the camera rolls around the apartment complex while they do cutesy couple things like bitch and play word games; to accentuate the scenes of premarital discord, Michel Legrand's instrumentation obnoxiously "punches up" the soundtrack. The colors are marvelous and the experimentation is obvious, but the conceit is (intentionally) thin.