Bed & Board (Domicile Conjugal) Reviews

August 8, 2012
There simply isn't enough story, and most of the characters remain inert.
July 6, 2010
Bed and Board is a charming, pleasant and touching film, and the best sequel of the series.
March 26, 2009
It is laced with little incidents, quirky characters, incisive insights and quintessentially French national traits of complacency that avoid chauvinism in Truffaut's gentle but never sentimental or indulgent treatment.
November 5, 2008
It's a minor Truffaut domestic romantic comedy, the least satisfactory of the series, although it's not without the usual charm and amusing moments.
August 18, 2006
The continuing enchanting adventures of Antoine Doinel; not quite a Truffaut classic, but close.
March 9, 2006
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
For those who found Truffaut's later work becoming flaccid, this fourth instalment in the continuing saga of Antoine Doinel provides plenty of critical ammunition.
July 6, 2005
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October 24, 2004
October 23, 2004
Bed and Board is one of the most decent and loving films I can remember.
February 8, 2004
May 30, 2003
There is a sense of community in this film that was somewhat lacking in the previous Doinel films, as Truffaut emphasizes reoccurring characters and their relations to each other in the small neighborhood where Antoine and Christine live.
May 24, 2003
Truffaut's technical ability is not in doubt, and Léaud can't be faulted in his interpretation of the role, but there's a feeling of 'why bother?' scuttering around in the undergrowth.
May 20, 2003
I can't help believing that Franois Truffaut's latest Antoine Doinel comedy, Bed and Board, will turn out to be one of the loveliest, most intelligent movies we'll see in all of 1971.
May 16, 2003
The sadness of the film's decaying domesticity keeps undermining it, giving it the air of a melancholy B-side to what's come before.
February 14, 2001
Pretty ordinary stuff, but charming the way Truffaut captures the vignettes
January 1, 2000
The film is entertaining and discreetly sentimental, though perhaps a little too flattering to the fantasies of the young adult audience.