The Pleasure of Being Robbed (2008) - Safdie
She steals everything from couple of grapes to bag full of kittens
Beautiful unassuming, handheld Super 16mm cinematography
Hanging out with a polar bear
Getting into trouble
If anything, The Pleasure of Being Robbed is string of beautiful moments in the life of a semi-attractive klepto girl (Eleonore Hendricks) walking around New York City. The thing is, I was fully expecting trustfund hipster culture being brought to life with pseudo-intellectual dialog and prerequisite party scenes lit by candles and china balls. None of that. It does have a lot of driving scenes for Safdie to jam in as much indie music as possible. But for a mumblecore, it really charmed me. The klepto part isn't even a big draw here. The film just floats. Eleonore just wants to connect with people by going through their stuff. I loved its simplicity and effortlessness of filmmaking. It was a pleasure getting my 70 minutes robbed that way. It really makes me want to go out and shoot something. And I'm not talking about hunting.