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

July 23, 2010
Not a laugh riot, but neither is it played for melodrama.
July 15, 2010
It's graceful in presenting its ideas, and what emerges is not a polemic but a kind of snapshot of modern-day concerns.
July 1, 2010
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
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 24, 2010
Beautifully strange and affecting...
June 23, 2010
Refreshingly (for American audiences, anyway), everyone in "Let It Rain" has genuinely good intentions.
June 22, 2010
A movie in which everyone was this disappointed, and nobody changed, would be a very sad film, and that's not Jaoui's intent. She's not a cynic but a humanist and, by the end of the film, most of these people have taken some steps toward change.
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
May not be funny in a ha-ha sense, but it gave me an amused open-mouthed appreciation of life's absurdities, including unanticipated nuisances like bad weather.
June 18, 2010
Low-key and ruefully well-observed, France's Let It Rain is nevertheless too slight to make much impact.
Top Critic
June 17, 2010
A passing delight is a delight all the same.
June 16, 2010
Jaoui neatly, gently, firmly slips political commentary into Let It Rain's articulate mayhem.
June 16, 2010
While her focus has drifted away from the upper middle class, Jaoui's sensibility remains rather middlebrow; there's the distinct feeling that she's preaching solely, albeit with impressive subtlety, to the same bourgie choir as before.
June 15, 2010
A specialist in choreographing talky scenes, Agns Jaoui may also be the most aggressively middlebrow filmmaker working today.
June 7, 2010
This wistful little film is at just the right temperature.
November 7, 2008
While the genial comic tone and steady torrent of sharp one-liners and social faux pas are effortlessly carried forward from her past work, this is a more subtle, contemplative and mature film.
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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
It tells you more about human nature than a dozen more portentous movies and is a rare delight to savour from a unique and exceptionally talented film-maker.