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La Vie en Rose (La Mome) Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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La Vie is a movie so frantic to get to it all that nothing is more than touched on.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

July 6, 2007
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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La Vie En Rose trudges dutifully from one costumed 'defining' event to the next, building to a kind of Piaf theme park that plays out like a bad parody of Dickens or Balzac.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

June 7, 2007
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Wildly uneven. Fully half of writer-director Olivier Dahan's drama sticks to the surface, and even then, many of the factually accurate bits come off as Hollywood lies.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 14, 2007
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 18, 2008
Fernando F. Croce

No regrets for Cottilard's dedication, but plenty for the clichéd pap of the biopic genre

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 27, 2009
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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This is a surreal and exhausting experience.

July 6, 2007
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

La Vie en Rose is lucky to have Cotillard to hold things together, because it is constantly threatening to implode.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

June 14, 2007
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Marion Cotillard is the only reason to sit through La Vie En Rose, a biopic that compounds its basic tediousness by fracturing its narrative in a vain effort to mask a stale rise-and-fall arc.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: C+

December 30, 2007
Betsy Bozdech

Vivid and emotional--but also disjointed and melodramatic--Olivier Dahan's Edith Piaf biopic ... is all about Marion Cotillard's passionate performance.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

June 16, 2007
Beth Accomando

La Vie en Rose provides a tantalizing introduction to the tiny dynamo that was Edith Piaf but it's far from being a definitive or enlightening portrait of the famous singer.

| Original Score: 5/10

June 27, 2007
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

We're given drama and despair at a distance . . . As Piaf, though, Marion Cotillard is remarkable. . . . but Dahan's work never bridges the bitter and sweet chords.

June 25, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Marion Cotillard tears up all the available scenery in this overblown, achronological biopic of French pop singer Edith Piaf.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 6, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Ms. Cotillard [is] the movie's centerpiece, and its end-all, be-all. It's a spectacular one-woman show, but not really a movie.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 7, 2007
Anthony Quinn

The details of the composition, the fluidity of the camera's movement and the magical elision between personal grief and "performed" grief are so confidently organised that one detects the shadow of a much subtler film. I wish that we could have seen it.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 2/5

June 22, 2007

La Vie En Rose operates in a mode of excellence that ultimately becomes more concerned with exploring itself than the subject at hand.

Full Review Source: Reeler

June 8, 2007
Jon Frosch
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Even if you're like me and find most musical biopics depressingly formulaic, you might think Oliver Dahan's Edith Piaf movie is a slight cut above.

Full Review Source: The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

September 12, 2010
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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Yes, she sings 'Je ne regrette rien', and, yes, we cry. Yet the tears are for the song and the memory of a remarkable artist. They're very little to do with this strenuously crafted yet ultimately bungled 140 minutes of celluloid.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 22, 2007
Kent Turner

But at 140 minutes, the biopic is luxuriously long and commits one sin that would have been an anathema to a cabaret artist like Piaf - the lack of variety.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 7, 2007
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Tighter editing and a more conventional bit of story structure would have made it better.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C

June 9, 2007
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Cotillard's lip-synching of her character singing didn't do it for me.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C-

July 28, 2007
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Bob Mondello
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October 18, 2008

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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June 23, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
July 14, 2007
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