Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) Reviews

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April 20, 2020
[Claire Denis's] skill in framing her protagonist's various trysts, moods, and dialogues, sometimes even setting them to music, is matchless.
February 14, 2020
The flirty fizz of the genre comes with a shot of top-shelf pathos; the laughs are few and the sighs are heavy.
October 17, 2019
What director Claire Denis and her co-screenwriter Christine Angot clearly set out to do... is to present a stinging diatribe against the awfulness of dating and the scarcity of decent, sensitive men. And on that level, it succeeds spectacularly.
October 10, 2019
Although there's certainly never been any doubt as to the range of La Binoche, the performer shoulders the entire fragile frame of the narrative with stunning aplomb, walking a fine line between relatability and unhinged desperado of amour fou.
August 8, 2019
Frustrated or not, [Juliette] Binoche shines bright in this film.
May 1, 2019
Stay open to life, never close down. To me, Let The Sunshine In seems a great film.
April 24, 2019
Binoche's tender, honest exploration of Isabelle's emotional roller coaster will resonant deeply for many women.
February 11, 2019
The filmmaker and her character are equally untethered, enquiring women, not so much concerned with securing a definitive answer as engaging with the possibilities raised by their searches.
January 26, 2019
Binoche is amazingly good in this role and it's no small thing for a contemporary film to celebrate the sexuality of a middle-aged woman. But Juliette's self-absorption becomes somewhat tiresome after a while.
January 18, 2019
From the interior of Binoche, is where the beautiful light comes from (whitish, like a beautiful autumn day) to which the title refers and which, at the same time, is what actually illuminates this charming film by Denis. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 7, 2019
Demonstrates that realistic behavior -- self-defeating whims, conversations that go nowhere, distracted small talk, a visit with a psychic that is more banal than dramatic -- is so alien to the moviegoing experience that most viewers cannot recognize it.
January 5, 2019
Even minor work from a great filmmaker (and this is probably Denis's most minor film since the 1990s) is a treat.
December 10, 2018
A satirical snapshot of the maxim that finding love is the true route to self-realisation, and how this tyranny enslaves people who fall outside its nuclear ideal.
December 7, 2018
For a movie that may ultimately be about the need for compromise, Let the Sunshine In doesn't make any-and that's why it's Denis at her best.
December 4, 2018
Let the Sunshine In will be satisfying for fans of Juliette Binoche, as well as those who enjoy offbeat romantic comedies.
November 1, 2018
Denis and Binoche might have created a feel-good-about-feeling-bad hit by daring contemporary moviegoers to face up to inner conflicts, the actual, socially destructive meaning of their "resistance."
October 28, 2018
Even at her lightest, Denis reveals some cold, clinical capital T Truths.
October 14, 2018
Binoche captures all of Isabelle's contradictions without toning down her trademark radiance, and her attention to detail makes her the perfect actress for a director so obsessed with gestures.
October 12, 2018
Sophisticated comical thinking woman's tale of misadventures with various men."
October 12, 2018
This one works for me ... because Juliette Binoche is such a compelling anchor of her character's desperation, and the subtle ways in which linguistics operates here are fun to suss out.
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