Review: ‘From the Land of the Moon,’ starring Marion Cotillard

There’s a fine line between being dramatically and artistically ambiguous and having nothing to say, and veteran filmmaker and actress Nicole Garcia’s equally lethargic and laughable From the Land of the Moon ends up firmly on the wrong side of that line. It’s a gorgeously composed film with thinly drawn characters, no sense of escalation or pacing, and nothing of interest to say. On paper it sounds exactly like the kinds of films Terrence Malick has been making for the past decade, but take away all of his lyricism and add a straightforward plot straight out of a Harlequin romance novel and you’ll have an idea of the toxic goulash Garcia has ended up with here.