La tête en friche (My Afternoons with Margueritte) Reviews

September 23, 2011
A predictable, undernourished love story.
September 22, 2011
A movie the likes of which the Nouvelle Vague was supposed to have disposed decades ago.
September 15, 2011
It rarely rises above the pedestrian.
September 13, 2011
That so many of the colossal yokel's mental states are literalized, as when the screen fills with thousands of rats while Margueritte reads Camus's The Plague aloud to her new pal, typifies the movie's antipathy to nuance.
September 13, 2011
This sentimental tale of a barely literate man's awakening at the hands of an elderly bibliophile is generally as painless as it is hackneyed.
November 12, 2010
A parochial French time-passer which waddles along amiably and then ends unforgivably.
November 11, 2010
You really will need a sweet tooth for this one. Or rather, you will need a complete set of dentures made out of Mars Bars and Creme Eggs.
November 11, 2010
A saccharine prose poem over the closing credits underlines the nausea.
November 10, 2010
There is a sweet chemistry between Depardieu and Casadesus, but their wry interactions are lost within a rambling, frothy non-story that aims squarely for the heart over the head.