Watch: Stars at Noon 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – Set during the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua in 1984, it tells the story of the encounter between a mysterious British businessman and an American journalist committed to following the developments of the revolution. The two, driven by a strong connection, will be the protagonists of a love story, remaining prey to a “dangerous labyrinth of lies and conspiracies”, trying to escape the country..
Plot: In present-day Nicaragua, a headstrong American journalist and a mysterious English businessman strike up a romance as they become embroiled in a dangerous labyrinth of lies and conspiracies and are forced to try and escape the country.
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|5.5/10 Votes: 1,487|
|62% | RottenTomatoes|
|64/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 14 Popularity: 9.757 | TMDB|
Unlikeable characters and cast.
Possibly would have been better with different lead actors?
Script seemed poor, and situations unbelievable.
But hey, you may like it? But it wasn’t for me.
Not as bad as other reviews try to present it to be if you look at it without bias
Seems most of the reviewers missed the point of this film. Or perhaps they’ve seen/ read the previous material it’s based on and had some expectations. I came upon this film without any knowledge of prior material or expectations.
This little film is great as an exploration of how human attraction and bonding works…. when it’s put into an accelerating circumstances of life threatening situation. And as a look at sudden intimacy, even codependency, between the “last two people on earth” (well not really, but there’s that feel to it) it’s actually achieves a lot of depth and freshness, probably because the director is a European woman.
However I can see how some could expect something else from it. The director almost completely disregarded a coherent explanation of what’s really going on in the country that puts them in danger. Like yeah the main male character is doing something shady or that’s what CIA wants you to think, during tough tumultuous times in a Central American country and gets in trouble for it, but that’s practically it. Perhaps she felt it’s not important because that’s not what she’s focusing on, and perhaps if she had focused more on that the film would be more of “casserole” lol and that would not necessarily work or help… But I must agree with some reviewers that the way it’s presented now in the film it kind of does give off colonial or even white European/ American colonial vibe. Like, times have changed since the 80s when the original came out (or was it the book that came out then? Not sure), and Americans and Western Europeans are not necessarily seen as the nice guys anymore, and she kind of tried to present too, but it fell flat somehow. Not sure why though… was it the fault of the source material that came out in the 80s or is it the result of Western European sense of elitism, even superiority that they still have? I can’t quite put my finger on it yet.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 15 min (135 min)
Genre Drama, Romance, Thriller
Director Claire Denis
Writer Claire Denis, Denis Johnson, Andrew Litvack
Actors Margaret Qualley, Joe Alwyn, Benny Safdie
Country France, Panama, United States
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39:1
Camera ARRI Alexa Mini and Cooke Techno lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A