Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) Reviews

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January 23, 2019
It's a story about people who spend more time talking about their lives than inhabiting them.
July 13, 2018
They're saying this is the closest director Claire Denis has come to a romcom. If this is a romantic comedy, WTF has Katherine Heigl been getting away with all these years?
June 28, 2018
It's a pleasure to go along with that ride - to watch Binoche's face lighting up like a flower suddenly blooming, to enjoy Denis' golden light and moody, nostalgic score.
June 1, 2018
If it weren't for Binoche's warmth, the film might easily sink beneath the stereotype of French culture as overly talky and sex obsessed.
May 31, 2018
[An] elegantly observed romance about a divorced woman searching for "one real love" in a city of lupine losers.
May 25, 2018
There's a Hollywood version of this tale, but that's not the one co-writer and director Claire Denis presents. "Let the Sunshine In" works because it's real, relatable and true to the heart.
May 23, 2018
Binoche gives the character her considerable all, and she's a delight to watch, but that doesn't stop us from growing frustrated with this woman.
May 21, 2018
Denis's foray into the often-goofy world of the rom-com is at once a cold bath of realism and a bewitching portrait of the power of love.
May 17, 2018
Denis instinctively knows what will draw us in - for most of the movie it's Binoche's face, so inviting, eager to soak up everything around her.
May 10, 2018
Tilt it one way, and "Let the Sunshine In" becomes a dramatic portrait of a woman's sensual restlessness. Tilted the other way, it's a bittersweet romantic comedy.
May 10, 2018
A multifaceted, bittersweet delight.
May 10, 2018
A dry, lightly sad, and very French comedy of romantic neurosis, brought to us by two great artists, director Claire Denis and star Juliette Binoche.
May 9, 2018
It's Binoche, here delivering one of her finest and most subtly calibrated performances, who imbues Isabelle with the heart and earthy eroticism that makes her far more appealing, even heroic, than the pathetic figure she might have been.
May 4, 2018
The movie is all a bit more airy than it needs to be, but Isabelle's startlements are like a double take that never lets up.
May 2, 2018
A simple story of enormous complexity. A romantic comedy and drama in which the questioning of those very categories is a part of the action...a peculiarly insightful glimpse into the emotional fluidity within the formal boundaries of French culture.
May 2, 2018
It's the great Binoche performance of the decade.
April 30, 2018
Binoche is everywhere in this story. As in "Three Colors: Blue" (1993) and "The English Patient" (1996), she delivers a rich portrait of a restless heart, steeped in earthiness and radiance alike.
April 27, 2018
When films are made about straight men in this predicament, they're often considered explorations of a "mid-life crisis," but Denis' film poses the questions: What if crises aren't limited to a certain age, and what if love itself is the crisis?
April 27, 2018
Let the Sunshine In feels cream-puff light, but is deceptively rigorous, and about so much more than one woman's quest to find the One.
Top Critic
April 26, 2018
Let the Sunshine In moves between dialogue and carnal interludes with rhythmic fluidity. The mostly nocturnal settings and sumptuous black and red palette intensify Binoche's soulful sensuality.
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