Life is a Bed of Roses Reviews

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TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 21, 2010
A unique and funny film from intellectual French director Resnais.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
February 14, 2010
Utopia is folly, though human fluidity here is the stuff of both Wagnerian myth and Gallic farce
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 1, 2008
Often very funny and witty.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 3, 2008
Resnais raises more questions than he answers in this fascinating three-section parable about utopianism, education and love.
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Time Out
June 30, 2007
Resnais speculates on the utopian dream that life is infinitely perfectable, that human chaos, despair and horror can be spirited or educated out of existence. There are two stories, to correspond to each of these possibilities.
Sky Hirschkron
Stylus Magazine
June 27, 2007
What happens when a skeptic tackles tranquility? He makes it look dangerous.
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
June 30, 2007
It's more memorable for various isolated witticisms and images than it is as a coherent whole. And its flightier touches can be deadly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 30, 2007
The material manages at once to be both precious and dry, the staging is unprofitably claustrophobic, and the structure less ingenious than arbitrary.
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