Lady J (Mademoiselle de Joncquières) Reviews

March 15, 2019
It's a period drama, no doubt, but you'd never describe it as musty.
March 13, 2019
French drama about infidelity and passion has nudity.
March 8, 2019
Mouret manipulates our sympathies effortlessly as the story zigzags its way... to its ultimately surprising and quite satisfying resolution.
March 7, 2019
Anyone who loves "Dangerous Liaisons" - in any of its iterations - should rush to cue up "Lady J," a period romance with a similarly wicked sense of comic melodrama.
January 31, 2019
Perfectly paced Mademoiselle de Joncquières takes its time in revealing its hidden, if ultimately ambivalent, motivations.
September 28, 2018
Based loosely on a short story by Denis Diderot, this is decadently delicious and was among the top three films seen at the festival.
September 27, 2018
"Mademoiselle de Joncquieres" takes a stealthy and slow-burn approach before fully revealing its true colors as a shrewdly choreographed roundelay of scheming, seduction and revenge in the spirit of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses."
September 11, 2018
That the fact of the whore pretending to be the virgin reveals more about the surrounding society than the deception itself is fascinating, yet it happens too late-and the film is a bit too taken with itself to notice.
September 11, 2018
Lush costumes, languid pacing and the elaborate syntax of the 18th-century all create an exquisitely measured effect.
September 10, 2018
A pleasurable way indeed to pass two hours at the cinema.
September 9, 2018
As comical and critical as it is decadent, Emmanuel Mouret's film eventually hits a sour note that's unfortunately too predictable for a work made by a man.
September 8, 2018
This is an uncommonly talky picture which perhaps overestimates the fascination of forensically thorough analyses of 18th century society gossip.