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The Great Love

The Great Love (2012)

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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

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

October 18, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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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.

October 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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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.

October 15, 2012 Full Review Source: New Yorker
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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.

January 6, 2013 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
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This was the director's first film in color and both the French New Wave and the Swinging 60's show their influence.

December 31, 2012 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
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