In general I agree with free opinion, but when you reach the stupidity it kinda hurts my senses.
As a "rational" person, how a presumed hole in the plot is "another Tautou disaster"? I think the writers and directors are to blame for this. It's ok, you don't have to explain, one because I don't want any other BS from you and two because I am not trying the find the rational everywhere. Omg, if only every one of us would be half rational from what you pretend to be...
Anyway, I consider this movie a very refreshing and naturally flowing one and I am really happy the french still know how to make them.
For people like you, covering my ass, I declare that "of course, I may be completely wrong" and I am totally responsible for the following interpretation.
I don't think Nathalie's grief is entirely only for her husband. I think it is about something that followed us along the whole movie. Her grief was about something that she didn't have and she will never have, something you can feel it, almost touch it, you know it is there somewhere, something known and forgotten, something that an invisible and impenetrable wall keeps you away from it. That something for Nathalie is a baby from her deceased husband.
That's how Markus is presented to us. Almost bald, funny, sulky, vulnerable and whatever. She doesn't want him from the start, she looks at him as a friend for the most part of the movie and only in the end she comes to the undertsanding that he may be more than that. Not sure though, he is hiding where she used to play with her friends in childhood.
I am not going to explain that one too. Use your imagination if you have any.
It's good to imagine others enjoying this film.
I am sorry you couldn't enjoy it.
I paid for my wife and I to see it so I was sad too. We both hated it.
My husband got free tickets through his work so I suppose it was easier for us to enjoy it.:) Anyway, both of us like Tautou very much so...
I thought it was a really gentle and lovely romantic film that approached some serious issues with genuine inquisitiveness.
Sometimes it really IS the expectations and preconceptions of others that stop you moving on and changing .
This film deserves a bit more respect .