Why did I do this to myself. Cuts me so deep.
Honestly I was just looking for the scene where she cries (god, her crying is the best) and eats snacks for a reaction GIF but I got sucked back into this tour de force. Then I read youtube comments arguing if Emma (Léa Seydoux) should have gotten this angry at Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos), but to me that’s so not the point of what this moment was revealing about the former’s state of mind. I usually bite my tongue when people feel like they need to judge who was right or wrong in tv/film scenes; this is where devil ASkars gets on my shoulder and shouts THEY’RE FICTIONAL CHARACTERS and then angel ASkars knocks him over and reasons WITH NON-FICTIONAL SITUATIONS ALLOWING VIEWERS TO PARSE OUT REAL LIFE WORLD VIEWS THROUGH MORE SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE NAVEL GAZING.
Fine. But still. Get it thorough then. Emma’s reaction was raw. Explosive. Definitive. She was deliberately trying to burn this bridge. For her selfish reasons, because she kind of already moved on too, emotionally, and stayed in denial until this opportunity allowed her to vent her genuine anger for being lied to by a cheating “slut” —with a man, no less!—but artfully executed (pun intended) as a Trojan Horse full of built-up vitriol at what her privileged virtuoso mind regards to be talented wasted potential disappointing and turning her off every day. It’s not totally fair but that doesn’t make her wrong. It makes her kind of relatable. Can I just say I love the way she lies? The way they both lie?