• Unrated, 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Marc Fitoussi
    In Theaters:
    Jul 7, 2010 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 8, 2011
  • Mars Distribution

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Copacabana Reviews

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Glenn Dunks
Trespass

The film finds occasional big laughs out of Huppert's observations of those around her and eventually warms the audience to this character.

Full Review Source: Trespass

September 15, 2013
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...entertaining yet far-from-engrossing...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 28, 2011
Rory Meyer
Empire Magazine Australasia

With a Gallic twist, Copacabana is a quirky feel-good comedy for the kook in us all.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia | Original Score: 3/5

December 7, 2010
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

An emotionally intelligent film this, with a keen sense of rhythm and balance from writer director Marc Fitoussi, who draws his characters with affection but never sentimentality.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

November 26, 2010
Peter Galvin
sbs.com.au

Shot in grim, flat tones that's more in keeping with the style of the so-called 'mumble-core' indie genre, Copacabana is actually very smart and very funny in a brittle kind of way.

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au | Original Score: 3/5

November 26, 2010
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

The film maintains an amiable and warm through line about Babou's desire to reconnect with her disapproving daughter, but the real joy here comes from watching (Isabelle) Huppert hustle.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

November 24, 2010
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

Isabelle Huppert creates an intriguing character in this film.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 24, 2010
Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground

Fun, affirming and supremely joyful, Copacabana is a superb reminder that life is about the journey, not the destination.

Full Review Source: Concrete Playground

November 21, 2010
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

A pleasant enough interlude, Copacabana doesn't actually get us there ... to Copacabana or to 'there' as a film, even though everyone does a great job.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

November 20, 2010
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

The lack of cynicism from the filmmakers and the lead character means that Copacabana ends up being an extremely charming and sweet film, pleasingly revealing yet another side to the chameleon-like Isabelle Huppert.

Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 13, 2010
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Copacabana proves that Isabelle Huppert can do anything, including starring in a trivial mother-daughter dramedy that's beneath her considerable talents.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

March 22, 2011
Alicia Malone
FILMINK (Australia)

Could have benefited from extra editing to lift the more leaden moments.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

November 23, 2010
Jordan Mintzer
Variety
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