Let it Rain (Parlez-moi de la pluie) (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes

Let it Rain (Parlez-moi de la pluie) (2010)

Let it Rain (Parlez-moi de la pluie) (2010)

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Critic Consensus: Low-key to a fault, Let It Rain blends subtle political commentary with smart, thoroughly French comedy.

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Agathe Villanova is a self-centered, workaholic feminist politician who, upon reluctantly returning to her home in the south of France to sort out her mother's affairs, runs for a local election. Upon her arrival, Agathe grudgingly agrees to take part in a documentary being made by the blundering duo of Karim, an aspiring filmmaker, and self-professed "reporter" Michel, on the subject of "successful women." As Agathe's life hilariously unravels, the camera is there to capture it all.

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Cast

Jean-Pierre Bacri
as Michel Ronsard
Anne Werner
as Séverine
Laurent Jarroir
as Guillaume
Jean-Claude Baudracco
as Ernest, le paysan
Luc Palun
as Didier, le paysan
Marc Betton
as Producer
Bernard Nissile
as Man at Baptism
Bernard Nissille
as Man at Baptism
Danièle Douet
as Rodolphe's Mother
Sacha Rousselet
as Florence's Child
Sonam Roussel
as Florence's Child
Victoria Cohen
as Agathe as a Child
Morgane Kerhousse
as Florence as a Child
Mimouna Arab
as Young Mimouna
Isabelle Devaux
as Villanova Fother
Antoine Garceau
as Villanova Father
Jacques Rebouillat
as Patron of the Hotel Karim
Amélie Bardon
as Aurélie's Friend at Church
Sarah Barrau
as Receptionist
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Critic Reviews for Let it Rain (Parlez-moi de la pluie)

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (16)

Not a laugh riot, but neither is it played for melodrama.

July 23, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4

It's graceful in presenting its ideas, and what emerges is not a polemic but a kind of snapshot of modern-day concerns.

July 15, 2010 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

At times Let It Rain recalls one of those Katharine Hepburn comedies where the New Woman gets cut down to size so as not to intimidate the Old-School Men. Yet the film so likably deflates the pompous and pumps up the humble that it's hard not to like.

July 1, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The character conflicts are so decorously handled that after a while the whole enterprise begins to seem more like a good waiter than a good story.

July 1, 2010 | Full Review…

Beautifully strange and affecting...

June 24, 2010 | Full Review…

Refreshingly (for American audiences, anyway), everyone in "Let It Rain" has genuinely good intentions.

June 23, 2010 | Full Review…
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A gentle tone, likeable characters, rural locations and unassuming narrative belies explorations on feminism, racism, misogyny and fidelity to name a few. Funny largely without being "laugh-out-loud" funny, and dramatic without being melodramatic, the film is satisfying and quietly moving and shows the universal truth that although most people want to change, few do, and when they do, it's in small gestures and kindnesses.

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