“Too self-conscious to woo Roxanne himself, wordsmith Cyrano de Bergerac helps young Christian nab her heart through love letters.” -IMDB
There is no doubt in my mind that Cyrano will be one of the leading contenders for the 2023 Academy Awards. And if it is not, I will…write a very strongly worded letter to the Academy. Let me clarify…
Quick aside: I just looked it up and the beloved Cyrano de Bergerac play was written in 1897?! I definitely thought it was from the 17th or 18th century but, hey, you learn something new everyday. Anyway, back to our regularly scheduled programming…
This latest interpretation of the Cyrano story is an absolute masterpiece. It has such a clear artistic point of view, one that is relayed through its gorgeous imagery, heart-wrenching music, and intense, passionate acting. It so smoothly transitions through moments of euphoria and tragedy, that you are left wrapped around the filmmakers’ metaphorical finger until, at last, you are left a weeping mess as the credits begin to roll.
My favorite types of films are the ones that are enjoyable to consume, while still touching your soul. That is why I am not a particular fan of films like The Joker or Power of the Dog. In my opinion, films like CODA and Cyrano are just as powerful and yet do not feel like a chore to watch. Yet, I understand why many loved The Joker or Power of the Dog and while some may not love Cyrano in the same way that I did; thus, why I am giving this film nine Claire Bears instead of ten. But, as you can already tell, I highly, highly recommend this film. And if you can see it in the theaters, even better, because it’s the type of film that reminds you of the joy of going to the movies.
Rating: 9 out 10 Claire Bears
If you like this movie, you should also watch: Roxanne, At Revoir, Les Enfants
Streaming: In Theaters
With: Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Directed By: Joe Wright