4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

2007

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Critics Consensus

Featuring gut-wrenching performances from Anamaria Marinca and Laura Vasiliu, 4 Months is a gripping portrayal of life in Communist Romania.

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Total Count: 140

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Movie Info

Director Cristian Mungiu's drama 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days unfolds in Romania in the late '80s, during the last waning days of Communist rule. Anamaria Marinca and Laura Vasiliu play, respectively, Otilia and Gabita, two female friends and students who share a Bucharest flat. They soon find themselves saddled with an overwhelming problem: Gabita is expecting. With abortion illegal in Romania at that time, the women seek an illicit termination at the hands of one Mr. Bebe (Vlad Ivanov) in a seedy Romanian hotel -- but Bebe refuses to accept money in return for his services and demands a certain "alternate" commodity instead. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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Cast

Vlad Ivanov
as Mr. Bebe
Luminita Gheorghiu
as Adi's Mother Gina
Adi Carauleanu
as Adi's Father Grigore
Liliana Mocanu
as Receptionist
Tania Popa
as Night Receptionist
Teo Corban
as Unireal Hotel Receptionist
Cerasela Iosifescu
as Receptionist Tineretului
Doru Ana
as Benzanirul
Eugenia Bosânceanu
as Bebe's Mother
Ioan Sabdaru
as Dr. Rusu
Cristina Buburuz
as Marie-Jeanne Rusu
Marioara Sterian
as Adela Racoviceanu
Emil Coseru
as Dr. Racoviceanu
Geo Dobre
as Dr. Aldea
Costica Babu
as Tatal Gabitei
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Critic Reviews for 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

All Critics (140) | Top Critics (43)

  • Grippingly horrible.

    Oct 18, 2008 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • [A] brilliant, suspenseful, absolutely riveting film.

    Oct 18, 2008 | Rating: 4/4
  • Cristian Mungiu's masterful chronicle is impressive above all for the way it respects the audience, expecting them to follow the implications of its multifaceted tale without always spelling them out.

    Feb 29, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Observes with ruthless, artful precision. While plunging a knife through your soul.

    Feb 15, 2008 | Rating: A | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
    Top Critic
  • The film emerges as a devastating personal drama, a suspenseful horror story and a powerful statement about life under a repressive regime.

    Feb 8, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • A powerful film and a stark visual accomplishment.

    Feb 8, 2008 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

  • Sep 17, 2013
    A startlingly realistic and painfully minimalistic Romanian film that succeeds at making audiences care just as much about what could be happening in the off-screen world of these characters as what we are shown on-screen.
    Sam B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 09, 2012
    Shot mainly in long takes, but not necessarly complicated or elaborate ones, this film use as little cuts as possible, which is refreshing compared to most mainstream movies. The story is interesting and painfully intense, even though it's quite slow in parts. The acting is solid, but I have to say that one of the characters is extremely annoying, making me lose interest in the film for a while. Hopefully, director Cristian Mungiu is talented enough, which brought me right back into the story. Solid drama.
    Hugo S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 28, 2012
    An excellent and gripping film. A must see. The actors make this film great. Some of the lengthy takes are wonderful and creative. An important film... a social commentary.
    El Z Super Reviewer
  • Nov 16, 2011
    Very depressing and disturbing. I did not care for this at all. Dang film class!
    Erin C Super Reviewer

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