Non Ma Fille, Tu N'iras Pas Danser (Making Plans for Lena) (2010)

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In this touching comedy-drama, divorcée Lena (Chiara Mastroianni) struggles to raise her two sons and realizes her meddling extended family is causing the majority of her problems. After a series of criticisms, she makes an effort to stand on her own. Directed by Christophe Honoré.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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IFC

Cast

Marina Foïs
as Frédérique
Fred Ulysse
as Michel
Caroline Sihol
as La fleuriste
Lou Pasquerault
as Augustine
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Critic Reviews for Non Ma Fille, Tu N'iras Pas Danser (Making Plans for Lena)

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Full Review… | April 4, 2011
Variety
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Makes you understand these spiky relationships in a visceral way. Even minor characters, with their strengths and faults and fits of irrationality, emerge as complicated, three-dimensional beings.

August 19, 2010
New York Times
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Chiara Mastroianni's performance is the only saving grace of this tedious family drama.

Full Review… | August 19, 2010
Hollywood Reporter
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Christophe Honoré's character study is one monolithic mash note for Chiara Mastroianni.

Full Review… | August 17, 2010
Time Out
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Lena settles into a '70s American groove, with Mastroianni making an all-in, glam-free performance look easy.

Full Review… | August 17, 2010
Village Voice
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It's just an accumulation of bland incidents involving the central character and her family.

Full Review… | August 6, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Non Ma Fille, Tu N'iras Pas Danser (Making Plans for Lena)

Disappointing, for Christophe Honore's piece, once again. San Sebastian's critic at 《Variety》 is right, this film has linked me back to what I've watched from the same genre these years, like Arnaud Desplechin's 《A Christmas Tale》, or even Olivier Assayas' 《Summer Hours》- lack of their sparkles & delicacy however. Almost all characters (including my beloved Louis Garrel who is just cameo in it) is lifeless & functionless but only circling around Chiara Mastroianni's core character Lena. Honore's deliberate pragmatism in narrative makes the already cliched story further dreary & uninteresting. When will the amusing Christophe Hoonore, who had given out the marvelous 《In Paris》, 《Love Songs》, be back?

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