I would rate this film 7/10. It exceeded my expectation in how the music is engaging for the audience, in how relatively fast pace the plot is moving forward and in the deeper emotional connection that it was able to create with me about the poor and love, the rich and eccentricity. However, I did find it a bit long for me and I got impatient a couple of times in the middle of the movie.
The movie actually makes me to appreciate paintings more. It is easier for a movie to tell a complex story and revoke emotion in setting up the context and pushing back and forward with the plot, but for a painting, it has only limited space and one shot in 2 dimensions. However, I found a lot more paintings to evoke my emotions than a 1.5 hour movie. For example, I cannot stop thinking about the painting that Marc showed us in the end of last class. I slowly understand why the painter has to chose such a revoking theme to express the relationship between parents and children, because he has really limited time and space to capture what he wants to say to the audience. What else can be better than sex in depicting a complicated, full of pleasure and surprise, painful, controlling but yet satisfying experience?
However I do see the artistic value of this piece. The music introduces echos in my reaction and his design of the slapstick humor is genius. Though I am not a big fan of the style of human myself, I can appreciate the direct expression and the contradictory and sarcasm.