~ You Will Be Mine ~
Alright bear with me here! I know that this is yet another BAD END movie but remember, this was 11 years ago! Things have changed since then…quite a lot in fact! Not only that but we have grown stronger too, so much so that we have been hurt enough to not be as negatively affected as we were back then when everything that came out was just hits upon hits with no goodness in sight!
Seriously, the last four years have been great to us that I think even the newcomers should not be as negatively affected when we dig up bombs from years gone by! One of those is a French movie that still hits hard, though not as negatively as it did when it came out! We can now appreciate it for the emotions instead of being mad at it for being yet another death to the lesbian trope!
Remember how I was giving out to Maggie in – TO THE STARS – for not fighting for Iris? Well, this movie backs up her reasons why most of us, like Maggie, would be so afraid to fight and rather take flight! Sometimes not even fighting helps! In fact, like in the case of Emma here (played by actress Isild Le Besco), fighting sometimes makes things worse, much worse!
Almost like Àsia in ELOISE, Marie the main character in this movie (played by Judith Davis), is also tested but unlike Àsia, she goes the opposite route! It is almost like when playing a game where a character can choose the right and the wrong path to take which is what happens in the case of these two main characters! While Àsia chose the right path, here Marie choses the wrong path, or really, more like she doesn’t choose and instead does what a vast majority of us would rather do, stay living in denial until the end of time because of fear!
That is right, Marie rejected Emma and denied her feelings all the way even as that decision lead to the death of Emma! Yep, deaths all around in this bitch! You can imagine the rage we used to feel back in those times where every movie we got (which were exceedingly rare) ended up being so bleak! Yeah sure we appreciate the realism but sometimes a dose of happiness should be sprinkled in to keep us hopeful!
But here is the catch! In fact, this is what makes this movie so good and makes me kind of tolerate yet another bleak outcome (other than time of course) and that is that the way the issues were tackled and what the girls were dealing with was so well handled that you have to be Death itself to not break down and cry!
It is really tragic! You see Marie really loved Emma but she was just so afraid and she only came out of that hole only thanks to Emma furiously fighting and pushing Marie, even as to some it might come off as being a crazy lesbian but then you see that Marie always ends up caving and making out with Emma, until she eventually comes to her senses and still pushes Emma away!
This goes on in almost all their make-out sessions and you just have to give Emma props for keeping up with it! Now of course, Emma does come off a bit too pushy at times but there is a reason for that being that she has lost a lot of people in the past which was why she was living alone and did not get close to anyone until Marie came into her life when she came to share with her!
Also, a lot of times Emma was understanding and accommodating when it came to Marie’s boyfriend mostly! Even as sometimes Marie brought him over just to play with and hurt Emma’s emotions! Maybe she was trying to sway Emma off, but it did not work anyway because Emma’s feelings for Marie just kept growing and growing!
But as her feelings kept growing so did the other opposite feeling grow when Marie kept hurting her and pushing her away! Emma fought and fought but it was all for naught! In the end it was all just too much and she killed herself because in her family leaving her through death and her mental and emotional state probably settling on blaming herself and the arrival of Marie and rejection of Emma despite both of them obviously having feelings for one another, Emma just reached boiling point as it seemed like her fears had been proved by Marie, in that no one wants her, no one needs her, she will forever be alone! What was the point of living then if no one needed her and everyone she cared for left her?! She might as well be a thing!
She might as well be dead!
And so after saying goodbye to Marie at her concert that she had refused to invite Emma to in the first place, Emma killed herself at the venue but what really hits, is Marie’s reaction after the fact and the way the movie ends on her tears as she cries her heart out!
That moment will send everyone back to re-watch the movie because despite the signs being there, it is not until that moment that you realise that Marie did indeed care for Emma as well but she pushed and pushed in the opposite almost as much as Emma herself pushed and pushed towards her! Her fear was so great that denied herself and hurt the person she loved so much she hurt them all the way to their grave, which Marie herself dug for Emma!
It’s all really just sad!
All these movies despite being what we all hate, they really do hit and are beautifully written and acted! Also, just like ELOISE, JE TE MANGERAIS is quite the sensual movie! Really, foreign films are just Godly in that regard! If only someone started a company where they went through history and just remastered all lesbian movies to Blurays! Hmm, I wonder how successful that business would be! Something to think about!
Anyway, that is that! Have a lovely day!