Come Undone (2000)



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A young man experiences the joys and agonies of first love in this drama from France. Mathieu (Jeremie Elkaim) is a teenager who is spending the summer with his family at a seaside home in Brittany. Things have been tense for Mathieu's family lately; his youngest sibling recently succumbed to cancer, and his mother (Dominique Reymind) is still dealing with the loss, while his sister Sarah (Laetitia Legrix) is cold and difficult. As Mathieu deals with his family's tricky emotional situation, he … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Stéphane Bouquet, Sébastien Lifshitz
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 8, 2002
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as Psychiatrist

as Cedric's Father

as Pierre's Mother

as Bar Owner

as Waffle Seller

as Club Bouncer

as Annick's Friend

as Boy on the Beach
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Critic Reviews for Come Undone

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (12)

Come Undone is the coming-of-age romance French-style, with emotions nuanced, effects subtle. But it's also achingly slow, at times bleak and, in the end, frustratingly and regrettably, rather pointless.

November 30, 2001
Boston Globe
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While Come Undone has some explicit material, what makes it a mature and special work is its embrace of the knotty and unfamiliar.

Full Review… | November 1, 2001
Chicago Tribune
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Those who like to explore movies will find plenty to admire.

Full Review… | October 11, 2001
Dallas Morning News
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Although Come Undone deals with serious, difficult subjects ... it handles them kindly and with little angst.

Full Review… | September 21, 2001
Seattle Times
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A delicately managed piece that is by turns intimately detailed and elliptical.

September 6, 2001
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Sticks to a standard of emotional honesty in following Mathieu's journey, and casting a shrewd eye as he stumbles toward self-awareness.

Full Review… | September 6, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Come Undone


The actors seem very natural together, depicting the intensity and wonder of the first love, but the movie has a big problem in its fragmented narrative, which jumps randomly in time from one moment to another, making the story less fluid and not too easy to relate to.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


I can appreciate the story that it trys to tell - a young man trying to come to terms with his sexuality (and all that it entails).
The cast was exceptional. And the potential is there for a very moving and powerful film.
However, with the exception of one fairly graphic sex scene (which was more gratuitous then story strengthening)...I feel that the film is (ultimately) too subtle for it's own good.

Robert C

Super Reviewer

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[font=Century Gothic]...then it flashes back to a summer vacation at the beach where 18-year old Mathieu is staying with his sister, Sarah(Laeitia Legrix), and their invalid mother(Dominique Raymond) who is being cared for by Annick(Marie Matheron). One day at the beach, Mathieu meets Cedric(Stephane Rideau), a good looking local man about the same age. Mutual attraction between the two men quickly blossoms into love...[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic] between the two time frames, Mathieu has just been admitted to a hospital for undisclosed reasons.[/font]
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[font=Century Gothic]"Come Undone" has an interesting structure but it is only used to disguise the lackadaisical pacing of the main story line. Still, the film is a worthwhile tale of a young man coming of age and experiencing his first love.[/font]

Walter M.

Super Reviewer

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