Make sense?

Initially I hoped this movie would "make sense" of the 60s and 70s.

But I found the movie just as chaotic and non-sensical as my real experience of coming of age back in those times (I'm just a few years older than Assayas). The lack of much sense of direction, the endless arguments with revolutionary terms that went nowhere, the missed opportunities and tragedies, the sudden whimsical huge changes of plans, the frequent resort to pop psychology more as a weapon of words than as a tool for understanding, the tangled personal relationships, and the intermixture of individual coming-of-age with societal revolution all unfortunately felt all too real.


A great summary of Something In The Air. My perspective is similar to yours, observing these characters and what their political activities achieved. Jean-Pierre's characterisation raised criticism of himself and his friends, questioning if they had achieved anything at all. It makes the audiences think how political aims should be reached.

I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.