Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud Reviews

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August 11, 2020
As is typical of many Sautet films, it's a master class of finely attenuated performances.
September 7, 2011
July 25, 2005
April 9, 2005
May 20, 2003
December 23, 2002
September 4, 2002
Writer-director Sautet's great achievement is to introduce a world of undefinable impulses; the two actors' great achievement is to step into that world and experience them.
August 28, 2002
Impeccably performed psychodrama about the search for intimacy.
June 5, 2002
The film's structure and resolute lack of closure deeply subvert American expectations of how a movie should be, how a movie should work and how a story is told. But it's worth a look, however quizzical.
March 4, 2002
Takes a familiar French story of a May-December romance and renders it with unexpected nuance and uncommon wisdom.
January 1, 2000
It glows with sorrowful humor in its look at two people who seem just right for each other but don't have time on their side.
January 1, 2000
Sautet makes movies about the you that you think only you know.
January 1, 2000
Sautet avoids the pitfalls of the usual May-December romance by eschewing all the cliches.
January 1, 2000
These characters are so realistically drawn that I did not for a minute think I was observing actors, rather I was eavesdropping on real life.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
[Sautet's] insights into human nature are revealing, if extremely subtle.
January 1, 2000
These are two great actors giving top-notch performances, and the restrained romance they project is fascinating.
January 1, 2000
It is a matter of great erotic fascination when two people are intrigued by the notion of becoming lovers, but are held back by the fear of rejection _and_ the fear of involvement.
January 1, 2000
With a fine appreciation for the nuances of polite repression, Sautet makes a quiet, careful study of these two lonely people.
January 1, 2000
It's reserved, polished and challengingly intelligent.
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