Critic Consensus: Bolstered by strong, natural performances, Gabrielle's sincere look at differently abled young adults nimbly walks the line between sweet and cloying.
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Critic Reviews for Gabrielle
Writer-director Louise Archambault uses a free and easy camera style and mosaic-like editing to suggest how intensely Gabrielle responds to elements of everyday life.
Casting Marion-Rivard in the title role was a risk that paid off, giving the film its authenticity, also its imperfections, which are easy enough to live with.
If "Gabrielle" is a likable crowd-pleaser, it would be much better without the extra dollop of organic honey.
Archambault has a rare light in Marion-Rivard, whose wide smile is infectious: When she sulks, it feels like the whole world is tumbling down.
Audience Reviews for Gabrielle
A tale of romance in a special needs group home, the difficulty of shifting family structures and dynamics, and the joy of singing. A charming movie which touches on the issues of special needs adults and their families without wallowing in those difficulties.
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