Love on the Run

Director: Fran├žois Truffaut
Year Released: 1979
Rating: 2.0

Last piece of Truffaut's Antoine Doinel series is something of a disappointment - a portion of the flashbacks are straight from the other Doinel films, so if you're remotely familiar with those (and you should be), a chunk of this will be needlessly repetitious. It spends so much time going backwards that moving forward with the main character seems besides the point - I thought Bed & Board was a fantastic picture, but perhaps Truffaut felt he needed to show the Jean-Pierre Léaud/Claude Jade divorce and Léaud's pursuing a new lady in hopes for eternal love. But honestly, can any of that guy's relationships ever theoretically last? Isn't that part of his appeal?