Big Bug

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Year Released: 2022
Rating: 1.5

In a very brief twenty-three years from now, human society has (apparently) been taken over by artificial intelligence, so when a group of suburbanites going through their usual drama - Victor (Youssef Hajdi) returns home with his new girlfriend Jennifer (Claire Chust) while his ex-wife Alice (Elsa Zylberstein) is gettin' it on with Max (Stéphane De Groodt), etc. - get locked in their home with the heat cranked up, they try to escape.  The premise is kind of a futuristic nod to Buñuel's The Exterminating Angel except not nearly as clever, as Jeunet is too preoccupied with his robotic gizmos and instructing his performers to overact in close-up (yeesh!) ... and I might be mistaken but I'm fairly sure satire is supposed to be subtle.  In this made up future, ads on floating billboards appear in windows and both Camembert and literature are banned ... it's all just ghastly, I tell you.