‘Louise (Take 2)” is a “road movie” in the most truthful, undiluted sense of the term. And yet it is far, far removed from the liberating buoyancy of ordinary road movies in which the protagonists don cool shades, get in some beautifully obscure car (like a ’63 pink Studebaker), then drive off in an artistic whoosh of gravel and exhaust.
No, “Louise (Take 2)” is set within the confines of the Paris Metro, dooming the characters to low ceilings, dirty seats and the realization that no matter how long and how far they ride, at some point in the day they’ll come back to right where they started. There’s plenty of movement, but no one’s going anywhere. Still, “Louise (Take 2)” can rekindle long-forgotten wanderlusts and awaken an urge to take off down some alleyway and disappear forever.
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