• Unrated, 3 hr.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Diane Kurys
    In Theaters:
    Aug 11, 2008 Wide
  • Equinoxe Films


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Sagan Reviews

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Simon Miraudo

[The film] traps Françoise in a film so bland you would think it was depicting the lives of Isaac Funk and Adam Wagnalls and their attempts to publish a cheap, yet informative, encyclopedia.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 21, 2011
Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground

It is with a sense of mere interested detachment that you learn about Sagan?s lovelorn, reckless existence.

Full Review Source: Concrete Playground

October 5, 2010
Craig Mathieson

To reference the other Sagan, this movie is something of a black hole. Then again, it wasn't conceived as a movie.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

October 7, 2010
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Getting a sense of Françoise Sagan, novelist, playwright, screenwriter and lover of excess is almost a suffocating experience

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

September 30, 2010
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

The problem with this film is that it tries to puddle-jump her life in a series of many chapters that, ironically, combine to deliver an incomplete picture of the person

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

September 30, 2010
Ben McEachen
Empire Magazine Australasia

Glum, grey portrait of an unhappy life.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia | Original Score: 2

October 4, 2010
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

Sagan's fascinating life has been presented in a rather mundane fashion by Diane Kurys; it's chronologically plodding with a wall-papering of Sagan's writings on life and love in voice-over.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

October 6, 2010
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

This biopic, from respected film maker Diane Kurys gives Sylvie Testud a chance to channel this witty, amusing woman and let us think about her life. But it bustles along so fast my sympathy was only intermittently engaged.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

October 8, 2010
Jim Mitchell

If Sagan is an underappreciated literary icon as the filmmakers imply, they've failed to restore her memory any glory with this underwhelming, uninspiring portrait.

Full Review Source: Trespass

October 8, 2010
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

What really damns it as literary biography is that it gives you little incentive to go back to her books.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 6, 2010
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)

Edited down from its original incarnation as a two-part TV mini-series, the film in memory becomes a series of scenes with Sagan staggering about dropping drunken bons mots. Nothing can redeem this laughable material.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 2/5

October 7, 2010
Jordan Mintzer
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