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Avenue Montaigne Reviews

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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
March 3, 2007
Not a fully great film, but damn near close; witty, charming, and ultimately rather touching.
March 2, 2007
[Director] Thompson nicely underplays the film's coincidental connections and melodrama, creating a tone that's assured, relaxed and easy to appreciate.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 2, 2007
Aside from pretty people behaving cutely, though, there's just not much here, and even devoted Francophiles may nod into their cafe crèmes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 1, 2007
A fine cast and a realistic touch give the charming farce a sweetness and emotional intimacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2007
The picture is very obviously crafted as a fable. Its characters are stereotypes at the beginning, but our focus sharpens as we watch them: They sneak out of the roles we've assigned to them and become people instead.
March 1, 2007
It may pull you into the tent with a promise of hoochie-koochie girls, but it delivers a rousing sermon on faith, hope and charity before it lets you back out again.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 1, 2007
It's formula stuff, to be sure, but full of feeling for the sweep of the past as well as for the unsettled, yearning present. Echoes of Juliette Gréco, Gilbert Bécaud and Charles Aznavour haunt the soundtrack.
March 1, 2007
Avenue Montaigne, a delicately charming fable set in Paris, offers the kind of experience we secretly crave when we visit any great city: meaningful encounters with its people.
March 1, 2007
Avenue Montaigne doesn't pretend to be deep, but it's precise and observant about the way people of privilege persist in defining themselves by what they lack or long for instead of what they have, or have done.
February 26, 2007
A souffle of a comedy.
February 26, 2007
Ah, the hardship of being rich and famous!
February 26, 2007
Without any change to its essential cosiness, it could surely have been more surprising in its emotional scenes and funnier in its comic ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 25, 2007
A charming French film about the yearnings of an ordinary young woman and the rich and famous celebrities she encounters in her job as a waitress at a famous Paris bistro.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 23, 2007
This richly layered slice-of-ideal-Parsian-life confection wafts with the smell of fresh croissants and Coco Chanel.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 23, 2007
It is entertaining, but beady-eyed in its efforts to please audiences attracted to the idea of an old-fashioned Gay Paree.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 23, 2007
There is even a shot of lovers embracing against the backdrop of an illuminated Eiffel Tower. How corny can it get? More than is probably good for you, but it does have the unfeignable virtue of charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 23, 2007
It's as silky, chic and instantly forgettable as a perfume advert.
February 23, 2007
A very dated and strained sort of gaiety.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 23, 2007
Accessible and predictable but enjoyable Parisian drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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