Jack and the Cuckoo-clock Heart

Jack and the Cuckoo-clock Heart

DVD - 2014
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Edinburgh, late nineteenth century. Little Jack is born on a day so cold that his heart remains frozen. Madeleine the midwife replaces his heart with a cuckoo-clock. It will work, as long as Jack follows the rules, mainly not falling in love. But his encounter with a fiery-eyed girl singing on a street corner and his decision to chase after her will test the resistance of his makeshift heart to the breaking point.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified],, [2014]
Edition: DVD, widescreen
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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copperscroll
Dec 30, 2017

The animation & imaging of this peculiar French film is celebratory!
However, I would like to emphasis that it isn't a 'kid' film. It was creepy animation
in the vein of "Caroline" and "Nightmare Before Christmas" but without the uplifting
moral agenda.
I played "Jack and the Cucko Clock Heart" for my middle school students thinking they
would enjoy the drama of a kid their age and animation. But it was just sad & gloomy & doomed as the main characters aged without reconciling amid highly improbable circumstances. Then, the sudden ending leaving no real closure. My kids had so many unanswered questions.
SPOILER ALERT:
everyone dies

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maeve7333
Jul 05, 2015

I personally found to be a badly done rock opera, with a confusing and complicated plot.
Not to mention the poorly translated English, or the suggestive material that wasn't appropriate for the young children that watched this and got a double-dose of innuendos!
I mean, between Jack The Ripper appearing out of nowhere and singing about 'sublime women' while trying to KILL Jack, and flowers sprouting out of 10-year-old Miss. Acacia's chest area when she was about to kiss Jack, I wouldn't bother seeing it again, never mind recommend it to my younger friends!
If you're seeing it for the impressive animation, that's a reason for seeing this movie, but other than that, it's not worth a watch!!

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stse88
Apr 28, 2015

Surrealistic bore-fest.

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selver_5
Jan 26, 2015

boring watchet it boring

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SoltanJX
Jan 20, 2015

Brilliant!!!! Just a brilliant cartoon. This movie has amazing animation and captures the feeling of falling in love more than anything I have ever seen. We watched this movie three times. My 12 year old loved this movie. Highly recommended.

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nessaf
Jan 18, 2015

An absolutely gorgeous animated film. Tim Burton's creativity meets the Steam Punk world. In my humble opinion I do not think that this "cartoon" is geared for young child audience. I think that they would be bored and scared for the most part of it. It is an amazing "Anime Noir" for the ones that refuse to grow up.

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rslade
Jan 07, 2015

Q: How many surrealists does it take to make an animated movie? <br>
A: Frozen dive-bombing red cardinals that are never mentioned again!

libraryscientist Jan 02, 2015

This steampunk, alt-rock, ballad-filled love story was an adventure that didn't end they way we expected! Another in a line of fantastic animation out of France (though it is dubbed in English!).

libraryscientist Jan 02, 2015

This steampunk, alt-rock, ballad-filled love story was an adventure that didn't end the way we expected!

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murielg
Dec 05, 2014

murielg thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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maeve7333
Jul 05, 2015

Jack: "...Do you often sprout Italian ice cream cones?"

Miss. Acacia: "Only once I eat spaghetti after midnight."
Yep, badly translated English doesn't get much stranger than that!

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