Synopsis Biopic of bipolar fashion legend Yves Saint Laurent who was thrown into the spotlight at the tender age of 21 when he was made head of a large Parisian fashion house before going on to establish his own label.
Stan’s thoughts Pierre Niney who plays Yves is an enigmatic screen presence and oozes geeky, gawky handsomeness. Naturally the film is stuffed with beautiful clothes, beautiful people and beautiful settings but other than a nervous breakdown and what seems to be the usual tantrums that those with talent inevitably display there is little revelation.
He is horrible to those around him, particularly his lover/partner, without whom he probably would have been a flash in the pan and his spiral downwards into drink and drug abuse seems wholly predictable.
So beautiful to look at but not enough meat on the bone to make a truly satisfying biopic.
- Stan’s 53%
- IMDB 64%
- Metascore 47%
- Rotten Tomatoes 47%
- RT Audience Rating 52%