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

August 2, 2015
Let It Rain may be harmlessly pleasant, but it's harmlessly pleasant to the point of insipidness.
December 21, 2010
For all the affairs, the jealousy, the self-involvement and the obliviousness of some characters, these are lives in lower case...
October 12, 2010
Incapable of rising above mere pleasantness.
July 1, 2010
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.
June 20, 2010
It's all a little insular and very conversational, but the setting is cozy and the performances all pleasantly low-key.
June 18, 2010
Low-key and ruefully well-observed, France's Let It Rain is nevertheless too slight to make much impact.
June 15, 2010
A specialist in choreographing talky scenes, Agns Jaoui may also be the most aggressively middlebrow filmmaker working today.
Top Critic
November 7, 2008
Each of the key characters feels disenfranchised in some way, but the meandering ensemble story doesn't reach any real conclusions.
November 7, 2008
But it is a disappointment: a loose, unfocused rag-bag of ideas. Its filmic muscle tone lacks definition; it is flabby.
November 7, 2008
Sly ensemble acting, the strong point in any JaBac film, feels like a safety net in this one.
October 22, 2008
It's one of those right-down-the-middle affairs that puts its script front and center, selling punchlines and double-takes under a thin gloss of continental sophistication.
October 15, 2008
A question: If you spend an entire career chronicling power relationships among the incurably self-absorbed, is that not in itself a form of self-absorption?