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The Great Love (2012)

The Great Love

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 7.8/10
Reviews Counted: 5
Fresh: 5
Rotten: 0

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

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Average Rating: N/A
Reviews Counted: 3
Fresh: 3
Rotten: 0

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Average Rating: 3.9/5
User Ratings: 122

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Movie Info

A young man nervously waits in a church on his wedding day. His daydream splashes time forward 10 years as he finds himself married and working for his father-in-law. He has a brief but profound affair with a new secretary before returning to his wife. His nocturnal dreams have his bed taking off like an automobile cruising to exotic locales with beautiful women. He passes other men in beds on their way to destinations they will only reach in their dreams. His wife expresses a desire for a … More

Rating:
Unrated
Genre:
Romance , Art House & International , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By:
Jean-Claude Carriere , Pierre Étaix
In Theaters:
Runtime:
Criterion Collection

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Critic Reviews for The Great Love

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (0)

A movie that wittily points to and sometimes upends its narrative.

Full Review… | October 18, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

It may be a stretch to call the filmmaker a forgotten genius, but if nothing else, Le Grand Amour makes a case that Étaix was a fertile clown, overdue for a bow in the spotlight.

Full Review… | October 16, 2012
Time Out New York
Top Critic

Along the way, Étaix satirizes the marmoreal chill of the bourgeoisie, the small-town gossip mill, and, above all, the absurd yet agonized, blundering yet callous delusions of desire.

Full Review… | October 15, 2012
New Yorker
Top Critic

Director and co-writer Etaix does a fine, funny job in his commentary on modern marriage (at least, marriage in late 1960s France) and infidelity and the damaging power of gossip.

Full Review… | January 6, 2013
Reeling Reviews

This was the director's first film in color and both the French New Wave and the Swinging 60's show their influence.

Full Review… | December 31, 2012
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