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The Science of Sleep

Director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) tries his hand at writing a trippy comedy/fantasy/romance. Gael García Bernal (Y Tu Mamá También) plays an insecure artist who moves to Paris to reconnect with his widowed mother and ends up falling in love with his charming neighbor (Charlotte Gainsbourg). Unable to express himself in his waking life, our hero soon escapes into the wiggy world of his dreams. I think. It's actually pretty hard to tell what's going on in this phantasmagoric mess. Whatever's going on, it sure is a lovely, whimsy-filled head trip presenting Gondry in his most undiluted state. 105 minutes R.