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Avenue Montaigne Reviews

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April 13, 2007
While [director] Thompson's version of [Paris] as a democratic microcosm, where artist and audience mingle, is instantly familiar, it feels more dramatic device than genuinely inviting.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 13, 2007
Watching the charming Avenue Montaigne makes you realize not only how much we miss when mainstream French films are not on the movie menu, but how much we miss when American studios define 'romantic comedy' so strictly.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2007
Avenue Montaigne [hits the mark] in a way that's unpretentious, sublime, sweet, meaningful and funny.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 7, 2007
Avenue Montaigne may not be the lightest, brightest film ever made, but compared to the glum and talky movies most people associate with French cinema, it's downright chipper.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 6, 2007
The ensemble cast is wonderful, especially Lemercier as the bipolar actress trying to impress Pollack's director but failing spectacularly.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 4, 2007
...breezy, light-hearted...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 1, 2007
It's one of those 'what's-not-to-like' movies, a fantasy about life and Paris that passes painlessly, a trifle elevated by its Parisian settings and our desire to lose ourselves in them.
Read More | Original Score: B
April 1, 2007
Avenue Montaigne is a bon-bon for culture tourists.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 1, 2007
Thompson's crowd-pleaser makes up in refined schmaltz what it lacks in innovation or profundity.
March 31, 2007
A thoroughly enjoyably and wistfully charming ensemble drama carried off with an irresistible Gallic flair.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 31, 2007
When it all wraps up as neatly as the treacliest Hollywood film, we don't feel cheated, but rather enjoy the satisfaction of a story resolved, and we're happy for each of the people we have spent our hour with.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 29, 2007
If you're not going to Paris this spring -- and let's face it, so few of us are -- the next best thing might be Avenue Montaigne.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 23, 2007
Feather-light, Avenue Montaigne is lifted from mere pleasantness by its quirky character details.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 20, 2007
Paris looks stunning in the film, but even the City of Lights can only do so much for a poorly-written script. C'est dommage.
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March 20, 2007
The ultra-thin characterizations do not lend themselves to audience empathy.
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March 16, 2007
You never doubt that everything will turn out more or less well for the dozen or so characters. The pleasure lies in watching it unfold in all its amusing, nonthreatening, gently stimulating fashion. This is escapism a la francais.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 16, 2007
While a Feydeau farce fits well, and the salute to a Brancusi sculpture is sweet, Beethoven piano passages overload the souffle.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 16, 2007
That the film succeeds as well as it does despite a series of coincidences that strain credibility is a credit to a fine cast and a joie de vivre that pervades even the most implausible moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 16, 2007
If [Thompson] doesn't always know where to place the camera, her sparkling dialogue and the rich performances she elicits consistently make up for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 15, 2007
How much you respond to its calculated charms depends largely on your response to the waif-in-the-big-city appeal of de France.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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