Love Songs Reviews

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January 17, 2010
Another pansexual odyssey from Christopher Honor; this one has singing
October 18, 2008
Starts well but loses its way in the middle section and never quite recovers, despite some catchy songs and decent performances.
October 18, 2008
It's a story which Honor describes as personal, so we must assume that there is some truth at least in the premise. But the decision to set the story to music undermines the emotional honesty that the piece might otherwise have had.
October 18, 2008
Conceived by Honore as a tribute to a dead friend, the helmer is perhaps too close to his subject, never quite able to bring himself to linger on the grief that should be at pic's core.
May 29, 2008
There's little doubt that Love Songs' reliance on mind-bogglingly ineffective musical numbers inevitably triggers its downfall...
May 23, 2008
It's one thing to emote through singing, but competing with the memory of a beloved classic is more than his gorgeous and talented cast can overcome.
April 3, 2008
Honor is not without talent, but Love Songs adds up to considerably less than the sum of its references.
April 3, 2008
I don't know that achieving this kind of sexual freedom would be worth having to live around all these exhaustingly precocious people.
March 27, 2008
... writer-director Christophe Honor ... fashions a 14-song musical about love and loss.
March 21, 2008
So French you may have to buy your ticket in euros, Christophe Honor's musical trifle feels ready-made for emotionally woozy undergraduates.
March 20, 2008
a light and playful story about sex and love but doesn't really say anything specific about either one
March 20, 2008
For a film roiling with so much turmoil of the heart, Love Songs generates dismayingly little emotional frisson.
March 20, 2008
Honor's Demy-glazed attempt to stage a contemporary romantic musical rarely attains the genre's giddy heights or sense of genuine catharsis.
March 19, 2008
Would actually have worked, and been better off, in my opinion, if it didn't feature any of its 14 songs at all.
March 19, 2008
This deconstruction is daring and should be intoxicating; but, instead, what Honor brings to the movie-musical genre doesn't improve upon its past bold experiments.
March 19, 2008
There's an overriding bleakness that drags the film down.
December 14, 2007
Stylish, but that doesn't really make up for the drifting plot, or the lack of insight and conviction.
December 14, 2007
In a would-be sexy romp full of rumoured threesomes, there's nowhere near enough actual flesh on display.
December 14, 2007
You need a sweet tooth for this kind of thing and Garrel really is turning into the most irritating actor in the world, hyperactively clowning around and generally behaving like the Big Brother contestant from hell.
December 13, 2007
The songs are poor, the faddishness (folk parading books passim, la Godard) and Garrel's performance are irritating, and only Chiara Mastroianni as a grieving sister brings any real sense of conviction to her role.
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