The L-Shaped Room (1963)

The L-Shaped Room





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Considered ultra-mature film fare in 1962, The L-Shaped Room stars Leslie Caron as a unmarried, pregnant French girl. Arranging for an abortion (illegal at that time), she takes up residence in a ramshackle British boarding house where most of the other residents are also outcasts of society. Many of the character types were new to films of the era, but have since become cliches: the understanding young black, the lesbian actress, the prostitutes without golden hearts. There is also a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Columbia Pictures


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Caron's heartfelt, out of type, performance as the lonely lady in trouble, makes the sensitive pic, a mixture of muddle and insight, watchable.

Full Review… | July 18, 2013
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Glamorous Leslie Caron is seriously out of place in this drab kitchen-sink drama.

Full Review… | September 30, 2011
Film Threat

Leslie Caron received a second Oscar nomination for this British film, in which she plays a French feeme in London, who decides to keep her out of the wedlock baby.

Full Review… | June 29, 2011

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