Makes you understand these spiky relationships in a visceral way. Even minor characters, with their strengths and faults and fits of irrationality, emerge as complicated, three-dimensional beings.
| Original Score: 3/5
Chiara Mastroianni's performance is the only saving grace of this tedious family drama.
Christophe Honoré's character study is one monolithic mash note for Chiara Mastroianni.
Lena settles into a '70s American groove, with Mastroianni making an all-in, glam-free performance look easy.
With Téchiné-like expertise, Honoré delicately weaves together the dramas of his characters' lives.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
This study of a difficult woman, without a truly electrifying actress in the role, never catches fire.
The thought of an overnight stay with this eccentric, self-centred bunch - even in the beautiful countryside of Brittany - is chilling. 105 minutes was more than enough...
It's just an accumulation of bland incidents involving the central character and her family.
| Original Score: 1/4