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

August 17, 2017
Almost laughable in its broad, empty portrayal of sexual desire.
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.
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 7, 2017
Garcia has a stylish eye for detail, but I haven't experienced French melodrama this rich since I spilled Bordeaux on my dying Parisian mistress's wedding gown.
July 6, 2017
Expect the unexpected in this satisfyingly unorthodox love triangle.
June 8, 2017
French acting gentry Marion Cotillard and Louis Garrel fall in love in a mountain sanatorium in the 1950s in this slightly wan drama from Nicole Garcia.
June 5, 2017
A surprisingly intriguing and affecting movie.
May 20, 2016
Cotillard tries hard to fashion a credible human being from this collection of shallow adolescent impulses, but the movie infantilizes Gabrielle at every turn.
May 15, 2016
The film takes on Gabrielle's listlessness, slumps into an opiated fug. The malady is mysterious and not easily treatable. It just exhausts you.
May 15, 2016
This smoothly told tale is more of a character study than a romance, yet should still draw fans of romance fiction who will particularly appreciate Louis Garrel in the role of the dashing lieutenant Andre Sauvage.
May 15, 2016
Garcia's few edgy, explorative instincts soon give way to a far more decorous and far less interesting evocation of "exquisite" emotional suffering.