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On My Way (2014)



Average Rating: 6.5/10
Reviews Counted: 40
Fresh: 33 | Rotten: 7

While the script may not always be worthy of her gifts, Catherine Deneuve's performance ultimately offers more than enough reason to watch On My Way.


Average Rating: 6.7/10
Critic Reviews: 19
Fresh: 16 | Rotten: 3

While the script may not always be worthy of her gifts, Catherine Deneuve's performance ultimately offers more than enough reason to watch On My Way.



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Now in her early sixties, former beauty queen Bettie (Catherine Deneuve) finds herself jilted by her lover and left alone to deal with the financial problems facing her family's restaurant. What begins as a quick drive to clear her head turns into a full-fledged road trip, and along the way there are chance meetings, an ex-Miss France gala, renewed ties with her estranged daughter and grandson, and possibly, at the end of the road, love... (c) Cohen Media Group


Drama, Comedy

Emmanuelle Bercot


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All Critics (40) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (33) | Rotten (7)

[Deneuve] conveys in every scene a convincing and touching openness to life as experienced in the moment.

June 5, 2014 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Deneuve, fine as always, subtly emphasizes the character's self-destructive side, providing a little medicine to help the sugar go down.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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You can tell Deneuve is relishing the chance to play not a great beauty, not a national legend, but a simple, human basket case - a woman who has been her own worst enemy for so long that she's ready to give up the fight.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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A droll if minor dramatic comedy about a woman who goes out for a pack of smokes and ends up on an odyssey of self-discovery through the back roads and tiny villages of rural France.

April 4, 2014 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Inquirer
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These series of vignettes still leave an impression, thanks in no small part to Deneuve.

April 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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"On My Way" finds Deneuve warm and natural, completely open and yet subtle, able to suggest much with little, allowing us to read her thoughts.

April 3, 2014 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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[A] loosely structured, sporadically engaging film, which serves primarily as a star vehicle for French screen icon Catherine Deneuve.

June 3, 2014 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

Never less than watchable, but bar Deneuve's presence, the film rarely coalesces dramatically.

May 7, 2014 Full Review Source:

Unfortunately, Deneuve's performance is not enough to elevate On My Way from the dredges of narrative tedium.

May 1, 2014 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

A beautifully observant meander through the difficulties and discoveries of wise but still confused advanced age, led by a gorgeous, vital, 70-odd Catherine Deneuve.

April 30, 2014 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

The film presents a lovely opportunity to reflect on the 70-year-old Deneuve's fantastic career and how the once beautiful young star has aged as gracefully as her acting.

April 27, 2014 Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger
The Patriot Ledger

Bercot starts with a role for a mature woman and provides Deneuve one for a great actress to showcase her lowercase gifts and talent for indicating tenderness.

April 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Newcity

Take this French road trip with the great Deneuve. She is delightful as sexy granny and former beauty queen.

April 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Boston Herald
Boston Herald

It's a playful, loose film with no queening allowed.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: MetroActive

Pleasant and predictable, this is nevertheless a splendid showcase for Catherine Deneuve in one of her warmer roles.

April 9, 2014 Full Review Source: Oregonian

A road trip venture crafted especially for Catherine Deneuve, this testy and at times offbeat French import, more ramshackle than pleasingly ambling, never gels in a meaningful manner.

March 31, 2014 Full Review Source:

This offbeat gem of a road trip a love letter to France's reigning queen of cinema and a more satisfying experience than Spain's highly touted "Gloria."

March 23, 2014 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
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Audience Reviews for On My Way

Bercot's firm direction and some amusing moments aren't enough to redeem a cliché-ridden script that has no structure and is full of poorly developed characters, and it seeks to provide some feeling of apparent resolution that cannot hide the loose ends and lack of real conclusion.
December 23, 2013

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  • Madame empfiehlt sich (DE)
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