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After Sex Reviews

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March 1, 2007
This raw, compelling drama of amour fou is an emotional tour de force for RoŘan.
July 12, 2002
Narcissistic, skin-deep, cautionary tale about the dangers of middle-aged married women having flings with young men.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 5, 2002
The film is dominated by the raw intensity of Rouan's performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 6, 2002
The French may imbue romantic and sexual turmoil with a bit too much sturm and drang, but at least they examine intimate emotions that Americans nervously avoid.
February 14, 2001
A hauntingly honest and provocative look at what an all-consuming love can in fact consume.
January 1, 2000
Weak, superficial, and unconvincing, it turns what could have been a searing experience into a trite, overwrought melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Rouan's writing, as far as can be judged from subtitles, is pointed and vital. Her performance is superb.
January 1, 2000
By the end of the film, we have come to admire Rouan's courage as a performer and a filmmaker, in following Diane's mania as far as it will go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
In the end, pursuit of shallow torrid sex can't fully explain her sketchy motivation for discarding her perfect life, but the tragic overtones are palpable throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
Rouan succeeds in showing both the dark and light sides of passion.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Wonderful at bringing out an adage repeated by Diane: 'When you're twenty and love goes wrong, you cry because you think you'll never love anyone again. After 40, you cry because it's far more likely that you never will again.'
January 1, 2000
an unusual film about human sexual relations - both because it's told completely from the woman's perspective and because it shows graphically but always tastefully the heat of passion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
As a director, Rouan benefits from some terrific performances, not the least of which is her own.
January 1, 2000
There's never a sense that anything's at stake for Diane; there don't seem to be any dire consequences of her actions.
June 13, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
November 4, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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