• R, 1 hr. 42 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Léa Pool
    In Theaters:
    Jul 20, 2001 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 11, 2001
  • Lions Gate Releasing


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Lost and Delirious Reviews

David Rooney
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May 20, 2008
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

December 10, 2001
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Their characters may feel lost, but Ms. Perabo and Ms. Paré rank among the finds of the year.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

August 23, 2001
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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Barely skirting the lip of the ridiculous.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star

July 27, 2001
Kevin Courrier
Globe and Mail
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Pool and Thompson have turned a tough-minded, solid narrative into a campy piece of kitsch that panders to teenage angst.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 27, 2001
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Evokes the intimacies of teenage girls with unusual delicacy, and Perabo's performance is a geyser of emotion.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

July 23, 2001
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Equally earnest and unconvincing.

| Original Score: 1.5/5

July 20, 2001
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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Its treatment of the operatic highs and lows of young love and heartbreak feels right emotionally, even though the film tells its story rather awkwardly.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

July 20, 2001
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Pool is an assured director, not afraid to explore the darker side of adolescence with integrity.

July 20, 2001
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Isn't it possible to be true to one's heart without self-destructing?

| Original Score: 2.5/4

July 19, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Stirred within me memories of that season in adolescence when the heart leaps up in passionate idealism -- and inevitably mingles it with sexual desire.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 13, 2001
Loren King
Chicago Tribune
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Weighty stuff for the Bring It On or Legally Blonde summer crowd. For the rest, Lost and Delirious is a welcome antidote.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune

July 12, 2001
Mike Clark
USA Today
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Pool can't avoid force-feeding us metaphors -- avian to Shakespearean -- whenever she wants.

Full Review Source: USA Today

July 6, 2001
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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Pool captures the crazed urgency of first love -- the feeling of a passion so fierce that even a disapproving society can't crush it.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

July 6, 2001
Jan Stuart
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It's a good, slick film, if less interesting then Pool's earlier, more personal French-language efforts.

Full Review Source: Newsday

July 6, 2001
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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[Pool is] working with a bigger budget, glossier production values and a much dumber script ... than usual.

| Original Score: 2/4

July 6, 2001
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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The film's title refers to its heroine but ends up describing the movie itself.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 6, 2001
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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It often has a camp ludicrousness, evoking an 'Afterschool Special' inspired by the pages of Penthouse Forum.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 5, 2001
Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
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Much of the time Pool seems lost herself, resorting to clichés, redundancy, and dead-end allegory.

July 5, 2001
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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The people who made this movie apparently aren't satisfied just to let you see something when they can talk about it too.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News

July 5, 2001

Ebert & Roeper
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July 5, 2001
Jessica Winter
Village Voice
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Cumulatively excruciating in its mawkish symbolism ... quasifeminist posturing (men bad!), and strenuous heterophobia.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 3, 2001
Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
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A thoughtful and compassionate story of a young girl.

April 26, 2001
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