Some lucky fans were at the 'Ladies at the Movies' event in Belgium. and were the first ones to see the film in full. Lucky, lucky! Here are their reactions/reviews. *SPOILERS AHEAD*
Thanks for sharing your DuRob experiences, ladies.
Updated! Added a few more detailed fan reviews at the bottom
Aeval via The movie ended... hnnng Rob wasn't lying when he said his buttcrack was in this movie #BelAmi. full ass actually LOL
(SPOILERS)...Oh and minors might want to look away lol. First I will give you some details on Rob's nudity. The full naked butt scene is one of the first scenes in the movies. I think it's with some prostitue, I'm not sure. It's in a dark room and you see the sex from above, his full naked back and butt, there was DEFINITELY thrusting not just the tip LOL. Then there were some sex scenes with Christina Ricci. Mostly like the ones we saw in the trailer, you know the 'i missed you so much' sex scene. You get to see more thrusting and his super sexy back again. Then those are kinda the last of the graphic sex scenes, but Rob is just overall so incredibly sexy in this movie. The sex scene with Uma Thurman is pretty weird and no nudity in that one.
The movie itself was good, but I feel like they cut out a lot of the storyline in order to give Rob more screen time and so I feel like the movie had more potential. But that's just my humble opinion of course.
Oh and AngryRob is such a turn on.
-Some more thoughts on the acting in #BelAmi. I think Rob did a very good job, he plays angry and frustrated very well. He wasn't very likeable, which was how it's supposed to be, if I understand what the book is about( I haven't read it) Basically, he's an ass. In one scene he threw Kristin Scott Thomas on the floor, and it was just so well done, scene like that must be hard to act. When he gets angry at those guys for going behind his back and throws him out of the house, it's very believable. We see part of this in the trailer. He didn't remind me of Edward at all in this movie. Uma Thurman has such a lovely voice. She's was great. I loved Christina Ricci, she did an amazing job.
-Oh, and I'm disappointed Rob didn't speak French :( You're in Paris for christ's sake!
PonytailStewRob's performance in Bel Ami is extraordinary. It's something totally different than what we're used. It's amazing!
HOT, NAKED ROB! Do I need to say more?
Yes, we get a lovely view of Rob’s well trained but. *drools*
I swear I was almost drooling throughout the entire movie.
There were about three or four (Sorry, I lost count. Don’t blame me, this movie was too much to handle!) mayor sex scenes! (YES, MY DEARS, WITH THRUSTING!) The first one ‘s already after five minutes. Dear god, me was not ready yet. AND IT’S HOT!
And Uma, HELL TO THE YES! Let’s say she almost raped Georges! Hilarious scene though! Rob’s face is so hilarious, I can’t even!
I did feel bad for Clothilde (played by Christina Ricci) She’s an amazing actress!
And when George gets mad. ASdklfjqsmdfjmqldfjq, *Dead*
Rob’s performance is amazing! It’s so different from what we’ve seen of him so far. And I like it. Bye good image, ‘cause George Duroy is one smug bastard!
So prepare yourself before you go see this movie! THIS SHIT IS HOT!
iHeartBadasStew And i don't wanna spoil but BEL AMI IS AMAZING! If you think JacobRob or TylerRob, you'll faint seeing GeorgeRob!
JeSuisLinnie The film has ended! It was good and Robert was Yummie :-)# it was good and so worth the wait. A lot of sexy Rob :-). And Robert's performance ís fabulous. #belami
Timeframe: 1h45 more or less!
Rob's acting: good! Really outdone himself!
Favorite Rob performance? one of his best :-) but although good, I like him more in other characters.
Acting in general & Uma overacting? overall acting was good. And no I don' think she was overacting. It's the accent.
@OhSoRobsessed-So Bel Ami was AWESOME :D Quite some sex scenes (and thrusting Rob, obviously). I haven't read the book yet, so I can't really compare the storyline, but I thought the storyline in the movie was really good. I don't want to tell spoilers so I'll just shut up about the storyline (': Oh and Rob's acting was great, of course. Like really, everything looked perfect. But that's what we expect from him, right? (; And, not to forget, he looked really hot. Like, REALLY hot. The last scene was just like... BAM. GOODBYE OVARIES. Yeah, it really is one of my favourite Rob movies now (:
Okay you can't really see this as a review of Bel Ami, I suck at writing reviews, you see. But I just wanted to share this with you guys, and I'm really looking forward to the moment you can all watch it and we can all be excited together :D
SPOILER* Rob's face when he looked at the 3 women sitting around the table, thinking "I've done them all". Oh, just epic. #BelAmi
thatbelgianfan just got home robert is greatttttt!!his best performance yet. all the three leading ladies were exellent too! RP performance in BA was great I saw some very strong scenes!!! It was "a new" Pattinson I saw. the crowd was there for a film night it was a filmloving audience and not just RP fans. the overall opinion is that is was great acting but not everybody liked it, it is no feel-good movieit was RP best performance> I believed him from shot 1 and never thought of any other character he ever played! He WAS George. It's RP strongest up to date He totally carries the movie! He's in every scene!!
@BikiniStew-IT WAS GREAT! I'd say it's Oscar worthy. Such a good performance of all the actors. Completely blown away by Rob!
-This may be one of Robert's strongest performances. Loved him in this film! #BelAmi
-It's not close to the book though, there are some big scenes that are the same, but not so much
BEL AMI REVIEW FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO READ IT.-
First of all, I want to say that all the actors did an amazing job on this film. For the people who loved the book, the film may dissapoint a little bit, because they don't stay close to the book. There are a few scenes that are in the film who were in the book, but it's not so close at all. But after all, the film is really great. A must watch!
So the film contains some nudity, we all knew it was rated R, a lot of sex/kissing scenes,.. . I think this is one of Rob's best films, simply because he really did a good job. The part where he gets all crazy and mad because it seems like he loses everything, may be the strongest part of the film, in my opinion. He's raging all the time, smashing some glasses against the walls (which you may have seen in the trailers too), He throws women on the ground and so on,..
For those who haven't read the book, it all starts with George who's actualy poor and he gets offered a job as a writer for a paper. For this he gets the help of some beautiful ladies, who he seduces. Clotilde is the one he really falls in love with, and it's actually cute to watch them play together in several scenes. Afterwards the man of Matilde dies (played by Uma Thurman), and he grabs his chance to marry her. After they're married, he still goes to the other 2 women.
At once, everything seems to go wrong and he gets completely crazy. And after all, Clotilde still returns to him. The film ends with George marrying the daughter of Virginie ( the third woman he seduced).
The film has a length of 105 min. If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to ask! :)
Thanks to RPLife ImTulip
From Alexana pattinsonlife:
Here is my review: First, sorry for my english ^^ Then, forget about love scenes in Remember me, Breaking dawn and Water for elephants. Because Bel Ami is where the love scenes are hot. Like really hot (even if there isn’t as many as I thought there would be). And we can see his full butt. But what is amazing is Rob’s performance. It’s as awesome as in Little Ashes (but LA is still his best for me). It’s refreshing to see him actually make expressions compared to Twilight where he’s mostly expressionless. He has a great chemistry with all the actresses, I love when he’s with Christina! And it’s pretty close to the book, which is even better.
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BlackBeanie in the comments
Ladies I'm back!!! I scrolled through the comments very quick and it seems that you know already a thing about Rob's ass?
Short: I liked the movie a lot. It's not everyone's cup of tea but that we know of period movies. I think they did a good job: they stayed true to book as much as possible, some scenes were left out but I didn't mind that at all. The characters are a bit more pronounced than in the book. Nothing is watered down, the movie ends as the book.
The general mood of the movie was IMO a bit frivole, playful and that was good. Rob's performance: there were already tweets about it. He can't be accused of being wooden this time. In the beginning I had to get used to him because he's totally different from other roles he has done. I've read the book twice so I'm quite familiar with the character of Georges and IMO Rob nailed him. He was charming, calculating, angry, embarrassed, playful. In some scenes he was really brilliant. About the sex scenes: more explicit than his other movies, and yes there's more Rob nudity than the females.
Just got home from the cinema................and WOW! diving into the DR now.
He was amazing. Well beyond amazing..........sigh.
It is defenitly R-rated (we get to see some Robass :D)
He truely is an amazing actor (which we allready knew, but no critic can be critic about this one)
I had a really great night and I'm going to have sweet dreams tonight.............sigh
He is strong, angry, loving and sweet all at once..........
oeh......what a man what a mighty mighty good man
AND From my blog's comments... Thanks ladies!
From Katrien (from the comments) OK,Guys....just got back from BEL AMI!!!!I don't want to say too much...but expect a COMPLETELY different Rob.The movie was good but it took me some time to get used to his caracter....and I saw his totaly naked butt twice!!!!The sex scenes weren't too much (I was a bit worried about it at first) His character is soooo different from what we are used to ,no Edward ,no Tyler and no Jacob at all but he really did it so well!!Kristen will be so proud of him...he can play anything!This movie proves it!
Another review by Marie.
I don't do twitter, so this is my review here... Where do I begin? I LOVED it. That's probably a good start... Rob is so very good in this movie. The way he portrays Du Roy is spot on from the very first scene where he cracks when living in squalor right to the final shot when he emerges triumphantly from the church with the sun on his face like some divine light. DuRoy is an utter bastard with no redeeming qualities. He's a failure and up until a certain point he's not clever enough to understand the way he's being played by everyone. He uses and manipulates everyone and doesn't even deny it. Yet Rob manages to make this character fascinating to watch. I wouldn't go as far as to say you sympathize with him (and that wasn't the intention of the filmmakers), but you can't help but be in awe of the sheer audacity of this guy. You can't help but chuckle at the situations DuRoy gets himself into and at the way he manoeuvres himself out of his various predicaments. As the movie progressed , quite a lot of the audience was chuckling actually. Rob really shines in so many scenes. He's just brilliant in scenes like the discussion of the inheritance of his wife (I absolutely love all his scenes with Uma Thurman. They work so well together, so engaging), or when his world is crashing down. His discomfort at being thrown into high society is palpable, yet subtly played. The seduction of Kristen Scott-Thomas in a church is just riveting to watch, as is the scene where he finally rejects her. If I have to say one small negative thing, it's that his repulsion with her is perhaps laid on a little bit too thickly in the scenes before the break-up. But hotdamn, he sure knows how to handle a woman decisively (no dithering in bedding her).... Christina Ricci is lovely in this movie and I really like her scenes with Rob. And Rob is just adorable with kids. Period. The scene with Christina's daughter is so sweet (let me rephrase: he is so sweet in it). I think they cut some bits, which is a shame because at about two points the movie makes a bit of a jump. Would have been nice to see one extra scene with Holliday Grainger between her really noticing him and the 'elopement'. But having said that, the film has a really good pace and you can't help but be riveted by the jaw dropping rise through society of DuRoy (especially the methods are jaw dropping). So: a really great performance by Rob, Uma is really very good and keeps the throaty voice throughout the movie, Christina and Kristen S-T are also great. Glad to say that the guy playing Forestier (Glenister I think) is not overacting in the film as I initially feared based on the trailer. If anything, the trailer doesn't do the actors justice (all of them). The film's better! And lastly: phew... DuRob is seriously hot and had me blushing on more than one occasion. Let's just say that everything that got cut from the Breaking Dawn honeymoon scene is in here. No painting over anything and there's some serious leashless thrusting going on. My mouth literally dropped open when that happened the first time. Had to remember to close it after that scene with Natalie Tena (who plays a prostitute). And Rob, sweetheart, there's nothing wrong with your back. It's not too long, don't worry... :)
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Well ladies, I just got home from seeing Bel Ami and don’t know where to start.
Although the story is very confronting and depressing in itself, the movie is great.
The rhythm of the movie feels like a dance, a waltz of some sorts, that flows with the ups and downs in the story and the music score supports that feeling.
As you all know it starts down, depressing, but in the first scene spirits are lifted as Duroy meets Forrestier, an old army “friend” who invites him for dinner at his home the next day and gives him some money to dress appropriately. Seeing Georges/Robert’s smile of alleviation lifts the atmosphere of that scene completely. But than you are pulled down again as he is fiddling with the money and you don’t know whether he is using it for clothes or something else. Because in the next scene you see him (yes that is the famous butt scene) fucking a prostitute doggy style and butt naked and it is just that, plain impersonal hard fucking. Purely getting off.
I can assure you that it is weird to see Robert Pattinson in that scene, because we are not used to seeing him in that kind of role and it takes some getting used to.
But then the spirits lift again when he attends the dinner party and meets the 3 women who are crucial in the rest of the story and gets his breakthrough. And so it goes on throughout the story … with life’s (lift) ups and (being put) downs brought together in one intricate well coordinated and fluent “dance”.
Throughout the movie you see George Duroy evolve from a desperate poor young man who is basically capable of loving and caring to an egocentric, proud and vengeful bastard who uses everybody and everything to get what he wants and to execute his revenge. In other words he loses himself, but in the end doesn’t care anymore because the only thing that still counts is being on top and winning.
Robert Pattinson nailed this part brilliantly. One moment he lets you believe that Duroy is this kind, but desperate young man and the next you hate his guts because he’s just being a bastard and is only looking out for number one.
In the beginning of the movie he plays Duroy as a somewhat fumbling young man who is quite insecure but who wants to get a break to make something out of himself. But at the same time you can see that he knows of the effect he has on women. Although at first he is also quite insecure and awkward in that context too. The first love scene with Clothilde is sweet and yes, quite sexy. And their next encounters are romantic and loving.
She lifts Duroy up to another level, and at the same time makes him much more confident. Until he moves on to the next woman, and the next success, and the next woman, and the next … and ultimately he becomes an egocentric selfish bastard. And also that side of Duroy is excellently portrayed by Robert, because he genuinely makes you hate his guts … he is simply a prick, an ass ! But then at the end of the movie during his interaction with Clothilde the sweetness that was there at the beginning resurfaces enough for you to understand that he is simply a prisoner of his own life, a result of his own shortcomings and weaknesses.
Robert Pattinson blew me away in this movie. I always felt that he was a good actor, more so in his non-Twilight movies, because the character of Edward Cullen has it’s limitations and occasionally made me doubt. But this movie is a whole different ballgame. What he did here is without any doubt A-level, and anyone who says differently simply refuses to give credit where it belongs. How he does it is beyond me, but throughout the movie Robert perfectly keeps on balancing between the egocentric selfsecure bastard, Duroy, who is “a man of the world” and wants to believe he is on top of his game, and between the desperate fumbling, but charming Georges or”Bel Ami” who time after time is confronted with the fact that although he is desperate to believe he is a “success” is ultimately being fucked over by the people he thinks he is using.
The interaction between Robert and Christina Ricci was really convincing. Clothilde is the only woman in the movie he makes love to and it feels like the connection is really there. Their scenes are the only “warm and comfortable” scenes throughout the movie.
Uma Thurman and Kristin Scott Thomas did a very good job, but the essence of the interaction between their characters and Duroy is very different, he simply uses them and gets used.
One scene with Uma is very hard to see. They are married and he approaches here for sex while they are working and to get him off her cases she fucks him very businesslike and clinical where he keeps on begging her to stop. The look on his face is almost as if he is being raped as he cries out and begs for her to stop.
To end this I just want to mention one more thing that happened during the screening and that seemed a bit odd to me. There were scenes where practically everybody started to laugh. OK they were scenes where he fumbles or acts awkwardly, but it was weird because it is such a loaded film and still the whole theater started to full out laugh. And it just made me wonder whether that was really the director’s purpose or not …
PS : to answer one more question here … the movie ends when Duroy is getting married to his former mistress Virginie and her husband, his opponent’s daughter, who is loaded with money and he leaves the church with the biggest smile of accomplishment on his face … his beautiful bright smile while he walks from the shadows of the church into the sunlight …
I thought the director decided to go for a light tone which was good I think. The laughs weren't inappropriate IMO, the audience connected with Georges' way of thinking. They laughed because they could foresee his plans. I laughed too even though I know the story very well. Rob was at times very comic, wasn't he? At the notary: his face when he heard about the money :), his smile to the older ladies when he brought the pears.
I guess it was his first reaction to Madeleine when they started f*cking. Many chuckled but not anymore after a few seconds. Rob was very strong in this scene.
Rob plays Georges not one-dimensional, he keeps showing the different aspects of his personality throughout the movie. Critics who have read the book should be able to see the work he has done in bringing George onscreen.
I'm a fan but I'm objective enough to see when he gives a great performance or not. Overall I think Rob nailed Georges, in some scenes he was very good in a way we didn't see him like that before. The only little thing I would advise him is to be careful in using his tics with his mouth, not to do it often. It seems I'm the only one who has noticed it, so that's good.
I had expected the movie more dark and serious, but once I got used to the 'walse' as someone described very well, I enjoyed it very much. Still pity that 2 hours is very short to tell such a rich story. I can imagine people in the audience who haven't read the book, being a bit confused at times. The company I was with was, I had to explain some scenes afterwards.
Rob is brave to do such roles, I hope the critics will appreciate it, he was only 23 when he made BA. After the screening I saw everywhere in theatre women discussing the story with each other. I think not everyone liked the movie but the majority did, at least I hope so. It is a very different story from what we get to see usually. Before the showing began we watched the trailer of the next Ladies at the Movies film: This is War or something like that with Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine. It is so different but I can imagine some people would prefer that . Me not for sure :)
It may be sound stupid but sometimes the movie went on too quick for me, I would've liked a pause button and not only for the sex scenes lol though they went on quick too. I thought Rob was very comfortable being naked or mid-naked, and without fangirling too much I can see why he's Glamour's sexiest man 3 times in a row :)
From Anja1307 via Spunk_ransom
I was one of the lucky girls, that saw Bel Ami yesterday in Belgium. I traveled about 500 km from Germany to Belgium but it was worth. The film is great! I think it`s close to the book. Rob is brilliant in this movie, I`ve ever known he is a good actor, but his performance in this movie improves on everything! He is so sweet with children, when he catches little Laurine! The sex scenes are very hot and there is a lot of Rob`s crack in it :) . The sex scene with Uma Thurman is very strange. He assorts so well with the other actors like Christina Ricci and Uma Thurman. Uma was very good in her role and I liked her voice, fantastic! I tihink this movie can mean Rob`s Breakthrough! There is no Edward in this film. He shows a lot of emotion and this in a fantastic way! He is angry, he cries, yes there a true tears when Charles Forrestier dies. He pushes Virgine on the floor and this is very convincing because it shows all his despite for her. Even when he kicks out Mr. Rousset and his friends out of his flat because they betrayed him. Waah! Fantastic! Rob and all the others did a very good job. I think it`s Robs best movie so far. He can show so many features and he did this in such a incredible way! At last I`ve to say that Christina Ricci is the perfect Clothilde. She was brilliant and so nice to see her with Rob. Everyone should see this film and thank your Rob for doing this incredible movie!