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Adam Driver’s New Movie Annette Is Weird AF, Which Of Course Means There Are Great Reactions

Adam Driver in Annette, blue lighting
(Image credit: (Amazon))
(Image credit: (Amazon))

You’ve heard of Hot Girl Summer, but what about Adam Driver Autumn? The Star Wars actor is about to have a huge season between the release of The Last Duel and House of Gucci, but before the two dramas come to us in the fall, Driver is the star of a nearly two and a half hour-long rock opera called Annette, and the reactions are wild.

Annette sees Adam Driver playing a provocative comedian and Marion Cotillard playing his wife, an opera singer. The movie is about how the couple’s life changes when they welcome their daughter named Annette, who is portrayed by a wooden marionette puppet in the film. Excuse me? Hey, it’s a movie that exists, and there are a lot of incredible reactions to the film. This one, for example:

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Uh... what? Annette premiered at Cannes Film Festival last month to a standing ovation from its audience that dragged on so long that Adam Driver lit himself a cigarette in between the praise. The movie comes from French filmmaker Leos Carax, who also made 2012’s Holy Motors. Annette hit theaters this past weekend and it’s set to come to Amazon Prime Video later this month.

In all honesty, and the internet seems to like to be scathingly so, Adam Driver looks to be the big sell here. And it's not just his performance; there's also his bare butt. Fans can’t get enough of Kylo Ren giving his all to Annette:

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Oh, and apparently there’s a scene when Adam Driver sings to Marion Cotillard’s character while giving her oral sex, which is … new. That’s the kind of information about Annette that seems to really allow us to understand what we’d be getting into if you choose to visit the rock opera:

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Aside from the pleasure Annette is giving Adam Driver fans, well, it just sounds like it’s a kooky time. Fans are taking to Twitter to contemplate what they just witnessed and not everyone is into it.

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Annette has received some positive praise from critics, with Polygon’s Kristy Puchko calling it “remarkable,” whilst the vocal minority did not dig the experience. The thoughts on social media, however, are not always coherent:

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Adam Driver’s latest movie sounds like a memorable experience through and through. Whereas some people are collecting their thoughts on Twitter to share their love and ultimately recommend the weird AF movie musical.

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Still feel like you have no idea what to expect from Annette? Perhaps that’s the magic of it. Annette is playing in theaters now and will come to Amazon Prime Video on August 20. Adam Driver’s other projects include him playing a knight in The Last Duel this October and acting alongside Lady Gaga for House of Gucci, coming November 24.

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