Romance Reviews

July 15, 2019
a difficult film to love - perhaps as difficult as Marie finds it to love Paul - although there is something in its exploration of gender norms, deviant desires and the split between body and mind that remains compelling to the finish.
March 6, 2018
Romance can't be easily shrugged off. Breillat and her brave actors take us places we haven't been. For the audience, as well as Marie, it's a journey that has few signposts.
September 7, 2011
November 28, 2009
Breillat is less interested in the sex acts than their deeper meaning.
November 15, 2007
Porn has never been so sleep-inducing.
October 5, 2007
The bottom line is acting out sexual urges and fantasies normally acceptable only in male characters, as the actress philosophizes with an assortment of cocks, determined to 'rape myself,' in a clinical orgy with a roomful of aspiring young gynecologists.
December 6, 2005
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July 27, 2004
December 5, 2003
May 14, 2003
December 8, 2002
July 30, 2002
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March 22, 2002
October 17, 2001
thought-provoking and truthful ...
February 14, 2001
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
The film wavers between being a philosophical treatise on women and one about a woman's passions.
January 1, 2000