From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres) Reviews

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October 10, 2019
Cotillard's emotional energy is wasted in Garcia's capably directed romantic drama, which is visually polished by Christophe Beaucarne, though his glossy frames actually create an accidental desolation in the film's jagged void of unlikely drama.
March 14, 2018
Do not be afraid that it's a French Film, do not be afraid that it's a love movie. It's a film that invites you in with its images and the powerful moral it entails. Do not miss. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 27, 2017
It's difficult to imagine how this film would have been without the presence of the actress of La Vie en Rose and Two days, One Night. [Full review in Spanish]
August 23, 2017
A surprise late-picture twist fails to ring true and isn't all that surprising, anyway.
August 18, 2017
The mistakes of From the Land of the Moon are wide-ranging, but they all start with a character who's not worth our time.
August 17, 2017
Almost laughable in its broad, empty portrayal of sexual desire.
August 11, 2017
Instead of any meaningful exploration of mental illness, the film exploits the affliction of its protagonist for a meandering romantic melodrama with an unconvincing final-act twist.
August 5, 2017
Marion Cotillard is in over her head working to save a tedious screenplay that depends too much on her character alone.
August 4, 2017
[From the Land of the Moon] makes for a rather tedious exploration of a rebellious and repressed spirit.
August 3, 2017
Moments of visual beauty only call attention to the stilted dialogue and maudlin plot that otherwise define the film.
August 2, 2017
Garcia never gets a grasp on her protagonist's contradictions, or those of her story - certainly not enough to pull off the movie's jaw-dropper of a twist.
August 1, 2017
A film with the impeccable performance of Àlex Brendemühl and an always stimulating Louis Garrel; Two poles of a misdiagnosed misfortune that finds an academic film therapy. [Full review in Spanish]
July 28, 2017
Director Nicole Garcia creates a romantic drama that at times falls back on clichés, but also covers new ground with a love-it-or-hate-it unexpected ending.
July 28, 2017
Another French examination of l'amour fou, this one verging on risibility with its excessive devotion to the excessiveness of its heroine.
July 28, 2017
Cotillard's madwoman contortions cannot pass for innocent adolescent pique, and this exposes the film's fakery...with sidelong references to imperialism and immigration, the film becomes increasingly absurd and indulgent.
July 28, 2017
The story could have used a little less Under the Tuscan Sun and a little more All That Heaven Allows.
Top Critic
July 27, 2017
From the Land of the Moon could have been a story of a woman's maturation, or a relationship's evolution. Instead, it just moons about love so lost that it may never have existed at all.
July 27, 2017
[A] mostly turgid, occasionally risible period piece ...
July 27, 2017
From the Land of the Moon is an elegantly shot tale of l'amour fou that could be eyeroll-inducing were its leads not so charismatic.
July 25, 2017
The film is so humorless and in love with its own obviousness that it grows laughable.
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