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'Eden': EW review

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Eden

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Dylan Walsh, Sean Patrick Flanery, Joanna Going
distributor:
Miramax Home Video
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B-

An episodic chronicle of the French EDM scene that birthed Daft Punk in the ’90s and ’00s, director Mia Hansen-Løve’s import is both meandering and occasionally maddening. Based on the experiences of her brother, Eden stars Félix de Givry as Paul, a rising DJ who lives to hypnotize clubgoers with his infectious brand of disco-inspired garage beats until his musical passion no longer loves him back. He literally gets lost in the music, leading to a string of shattered relationships and problems with drugs and money. Not surprisingly, the soundtrack is fantastic, but Paul is a bit of a cipher and the story swirling around him drifts and drags like a dance remix that doesn’t quite know when to end. B–

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