On My Way

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While the script may not always be worthy of her gifts, Catherine Deneuve's performance ultimately offers more than enough reason to watch On My Way.



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Now in her early sixties, former beauty queen Bettie (Catherine Deneuve) finds herself jilted by her lover and left alone to deal with the financial problems facing her family's restaurant. What begins as a quick drive to clear her head turns into a full-fledged road trip, and along the way there are chance meetings, an ex-Miss France gala, renewed ties with her estranged daughter and grandson, and possibly, at the end of the road, love... (c) Cohen Media Group

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Critic Reviews for On My Way

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (20)

  • [Deneuve] conveys in every scene a convincing and touching openness to life as experienced in the moment.

    Jun 5, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Deneuve, fine as always, subtly emphasizes the character's self-destructive side, providing a little medicine to help the sugar go down.

    Apr 24, 2014 | Full Review…
  • You can tell Deneuve is relishing the chance to play not a great beauty, not a national legend, but a simple, human basket case - a woman who has been her own worst enemy for so long that she's ready to give up the fight.

    Apr 24, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

    Ty Burr

    Boston Globe
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  • A droll if minor dramatic comedy about a woman who goes out for a pack of smokes and ends up on an odyssey of self-discovery through the back roads and tiny villages of rural France.

    Apr 4, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • These series of vignettes still leave an impression, thanks in no small part to Deneuve.

    Apr 3, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • "On My Way" finds Deneuve warm and natural, completely open and yet subtle, able to suggest much with little, allowing us to read her thoughts.

    Apr 3, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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  • Dec 22, 2013
    Bercot's firm direction and some amusing moments aren't enough to redeem a cliché-ridden script that has no structure and is full of poorly developed characters, and it seeks to provide some feeling of apparent resolution that cannot hide the loose ends and lack of real conclusion.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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