Le Divorce Reviews

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January 11, 2018
The tone veers capriciously from sophisticated comedy to broad farce and melodrama, with too many digressions for it to be more than fitfully amusing.
August 29, 2003
Quite le drag.
August 22, 2003
This is an insignificant film with a passably entertaining premise that goes wildly to hell the instant it strays from its comic ideals with brief, unsatisfying detours into the realms of art and high-end lingerie.
August 22, 2003
It is a well-dressed film filled with thought and sly observations.
August 21, 2003
It pokes along like a Renault on an interstate, lacking drama or momentum.
August 20, 2003
It's all perfectly pleasant, but the movie lacks an urgent dramatic pulse, or a clear sense of whose story it's supposed to be, or even, from scene to scene, whether it's meant to be a comedy, drama or thriller.
August 19, 2003
Veers erratically between sugar-coated romance, broad farce, and risible melodrama.
Top Critic
August 15, 2003
A delightful blend of American sensibility and French chaos in a movie that is sunny, surprising and consistently entertaining.
August 15, 2003
The film comes up short on insight into its characters.
August 15, 2003
A charming, always-engaging comedy of manners.
August 15, 2003
For all that talent, and the lovely source material, there is something plodding about this comedy.
August 15, 2003
Mostly Le Mediocre.
August 15, 2003
A decidedly mixed affair that wavers between hopeless melodrama and bland comedy of manners, scoring few points in either area.
August 12, 2003
Characters are left half-developed or undeveloped so that as much plot as possible can be crammed into two hours.
August 11, 2003
... a flat comedy/melodrama combo filled with stereotypes about snooty French and gauche Americans.
August 8, 2003
Features a number of very good performances.
August 8, 2003
A relaxed delight, a series of delicately tongue-in- cheek musings about the clash between American and French cultures.
August 8, 2003
Should have been a smart bit of cinematic froth but instead sinks like an overworked souffle.
August 8, 2003
The nuances of French and American cultural differences feel as imperviously old-hat.
August 8, 2003
Breezy pleasure, complete with cultural commentary that never quite stings.
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