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Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (1987)

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This episodic film comes from French director Eric Rohmer and is the seventh and final installment in the filmmaker's Comedies and Proverbs cycle. Reinette (Joëlle Miquel) is as innocent as a newborn babe, while Mirabelle (Jessica Forde) is as worldly and sophisticated as Reinette is not. Their country mouse/city mouse friendship begins when they share a room in Paris and endures through a quartet of whimsical experiences. Completed in 1987, Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle was distributed in the U.S. in 1989.

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Cast

Jessica Forde
as Mirabelle
Philippe Laudenbach
as Le garçon de café
Yasmine Haury
as Kleptomaniac
Marie Rivière
as L'arnaqueuse - Swindler
Fabrice Luchini
as Le marchand de tableau
Béatrice Romand
as Store Detective
Gérard Courant
as Store Detective
David Rocksavage
as Englishman
Haydée Caillot
as Charitable Woman
Marie Bouteloup
as Gallery Visitor
Francoise Valier
as Gallery Visitor
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Critic Reviews for Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

You're reminded how much Rohmer valued the sound of others' voices above all, and why going out on a whimper occasionally works wonders.

Full Review… | July 13, 2011
Time Out
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The deep lure of his work is the suggestion that it is possible to be as articulate or as witty or even as extravagantly morose as a Rohmer character, to stumble across those undramatic moments of perfect grace on some beach or in some meadow.

August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle is vintage Eric Rohmer, a summery slice of life shot through with light and rife with the chatter of articulate nymphs.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Deliberately light and nonambitious (very little of consequence occurs in any of the tales), this nevertheless shows the filmmaker at nearly peak form.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Four Adventures uses a country-mouse-and-city-mouse template to explore the morality, aesthetic sense, urban and rural savvy, and a host of other concerns.

Full Review… | July 17, 2011
Slant Magazine

One of Eric Rohmer's most enchanting movies, this episodic seriocomedy is a delightfully well-observed look at a city girl-country girl friendship that transcends movie stereotypes and clichés.

Full Review… | July 30, 2003
TV Guide

Audience Reviews for Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle

Light as "Rendez-vous in Paris" but with a deeper (and always honest) eye on day-by-day life.

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