I tried so much to like this film. I loved the films. ' Theo and Hugo ', ' Felix ' and several other films associated with the writers of this film. I have made desert island films of some. So what went wrong with this ? The endless hippie scenes and the strange claustrophobia of their lives in the countryside ? Was no one gay back then ? In this depiction only straights were on the streets which is ridiculous. The underwritten gay scenes ? And as soon as one of the gay men said he wanted to adopt, I wanted to cry out , enough with the babies in the film!!! I had seen birth after birth and death after death, and despite the historical details few of our main characters from 1968 had aged. They looked young ( well youngish ) and I no longer wanted to look at them. Time passes. Proust told me that and yet in this saga of French life no one, but no one seemed to change physically. Not even those who were born in 1968 and ended up in the 21st C . But more than this I felt the film was unfocused and the acting quite frankly was flat. I cannot honestly single out one performance that overwhelmed me. I give it a 2 for the superb ending and there is a red flag in it. End of spoilers, and despite watching this film with someone I love who loved it I could not agree to like it much. I am still waiting for the revolution. The real revolution within the self that makes ' Theo and Hugo ' so great, and yes the sexual revolt in Louis Malle's ' Les Amants '. I was there in May 1968 and I was on the run from the police. The film did not bother to show the utter chaos, suffocation and confusion of those streets, and no one I knew ran off to the countryside. Some of the people I recall remained in Paris carrying the continuing revolution within.