His & Hers (2009)

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What do women think about when they think about love? Filmmaker Ken Wardrop ponders this question as he lets a number of different woman talk about their romantic lives in this documentary. Wardrop traveled to his home town in the Irish Midlands and spoke with seventy women (many of whom are members of his family) as they share stories about their husbands, boyfriends and other men they'd known over the course of their lives. Some are young girls still in the midst of their first schoolyard crush, while others are elderly enough to know they're looking from a perspective of their final years; their thoughts about the opposite sex are fresh, often funny, frequently moving and point at once to the differences and commonalities of his subjects. His & Hers was the first feature-length documentary from director Wardrop, and received its world premiere at the 2009 BFI London Film Festival.
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NR
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Art House & International , Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for His & Hers

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

You would need to be made of stone not to be charmed by the wit and warmth of these women.

Full Review… | March 9, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

It's around the birthing years that Wardrop's extremely selective homemaker's oral history-crafted to soothe with its placid framing and cheery, meditative tone-begins to close around you like doily-papered walls.

Full Review… | June 9, 2010
Village Voice
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No excerpt available.

Full Review… | June 17, 2012
Sight and Sound

It's more of an elegant cinematic tone poem than a documentary, and it's both affecting and limited.

Full Review… | March 23, 2011
Guardian

[K]eeps things deceptively simple, just letting the women talk without introduction or context, and yet creating, in the process, a portrait of an archetypal life of the modern woman...

Full Review… | March 21, 2011
Flick Filosopher

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | March 14, 2011
Sight and Sound

Audience Reviews for His & Hers

Simple concept, His & Hers is a really well-made documentaries, it was a joy to watch. I find myself laughing during majority of the film, and tearing up at parts at the end. I've heard feedback from Irish folks who found that the film painted a stereotypical image of Irish women, but to me, it was meant to be light-hearted and there's no need to take offense, just laugh out loud and cry your hearts out.

Annie Chen
Annie Chen

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