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Maybe Tomorrow. Maybe Never. Maybe. French New Wave writer / director Jacques Demy, best known for his stylish musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, reunites with French star Anouk Aimée (their first pairing, 1961's Lola) to direct his first film in America. Gary Lockwood (2001: A Space Odyssey) plays shiftless but innocuous George Matthews, who can't seem to get himself worked up about anything: the girlfriend he is about to lose, his soon-to-be repossessed car or even his draft notice. Until one day, he sees a beautiful but detached model (Aimée), and he begins to follow her. From Malibu Beach to Beverly Hills mansions to Santa Monica Boulevard's cheap strip joints, Los Angeles is critically examined...
Stills from The Model Shop (Click for larger image)
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Quality of the DVD transfer was surprisingly good; beautifully saturated colors, clean transfer, lots of detail. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Andrew P. Valenti
This has a distinctive Jacques Demy visual style and is in SUPER color. The dvd is a good transfer. Curious though how in those days some amazing opening shots of a film could be... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ripper
Great movie about the late 60's in Southern California, mostly Venice etc., I enjoyed the soundtrack from Spirit, who also appear in the film, a very special treat in itself. Read morePublished on September 20, 2013 by Laura Nardoni
So happy to finally see this on DVD! This movie may not be for everybody. It was directed by a French director and subsequently has the feel of a European character study rather... Read morePublished on June 11, 2013 by jborsma
The thing I like most about Jacques Demy's movies is they are soo! organic.
Model Shop is a down to earth and very real film. Read more
If you are a Demy fan like me, who loved Cherbourg and Demoiselles, do not spend money to see this awful, sordid little movie. Read morePublished on February 27, 2013 by CXC
I bought this because of Spirit doing the music and appearing in the film. Without a doubt this is one of the worst films I've ever seen. I've never seen such blaise performances. Read morePublished on February 26, 2013 by harperbass
You are requiring too much of my time here! I'm happy with my purchase. Leave it at that! ! !Published on December 11, 2012 by John R. Gray III
the ending is corny, but I bought this movie mainly for it's footage of the Venice beach shoreline in the 1960's. Read morePublished on November 6, 2012 by econoroller