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Leaving (Partir) Reviews

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October 15, 2014
Intense and impressive portrayal of a woman who goes so far blinded by love, all thanks to Kristin Scott Thomas.
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July 14, 2014
I don't quite understand the hate that this film got from users and critics alike. Kristin Scott Thomas has landed in a number of French dramas and this is her best performance. The entire cast actually is excellent at keeping the tension level appropriate leading to a thrilling end.
October 23, 2013
Scott Thomas gives a great performance but the film is to short and too black and white. The hubby is a baddie - she a goodie etc BUT its still a great drama with a terrific little ending
March 1, 2013
...passionate and honest ~ this is a story of an uncontrolled attempt to bring love and passion into an unhappy life. Boredom and sexual frustration have taken Suzanne (Kristin Scott Thomas) to a level that even she does not realise, until the rogue Ivan (Sergi Lopez) appears in her life, and unleashes a passion and desire that goes beyond all reason and thought. Samuel (Yvan Attal), Suzanne's successful husband, who comes across as 'run of the mill' spouse, is unable to pacify his wife's feeling in any way, and is forced to step aside as Suzanne, leaving him and their two children, leaves them for Ivan. The story isn't a happy one for Suzanne and Ivan, as they cannot support themselves, and are forced in desperate measures. Not a happy film, but a good one, and very real. It does not attempt to 'sugar coat' any of the bitterness that surfaces between Suzanne and Samuel. Kristen Scott Thomas is clearly as good an actress speaking in french, and, as always, produces an excellent performance. Enjoyed it...
January 25, 2013
Not quite the standard affair story given it explores the desperation to stay together despite being financially cut off by the more powerful hurt party. The greatest achievement is its emphasis on realism.
January 23, 2013
I liked this better than 'I am Love' which we also watched recently. Both are about women who cheat on their husbands, with a feminist subtext suggesting that they have unfulfilled lives as wives and mothers. While Tilda Swinton is ice cold in the Italian movie, here Kristin Scott-Thomas is passionate in a French movie. The narrative is told in a very straightforward way, although the opening tease has a twist. No further spoilers. Not a very nice story, but very watchable.
January 15, 2013
enjoyable story of a woman's life collapsing around her as she embarks on an illicit, actually not quite so illicit, affair. I think the story of Suzanne and Ivan has got some more chapters yet......
January 15, 2013
Why did I watch this movie, I'm sad!!
January 14, 2013
A decent film. The story is flawed. The acting is good. Could be better.
½ January 13, 2013
not usually a fan of arthouse film. pretty good though.
½ December 28, 2012
It is almost impossible for me not to like a film with Kristin Scott Thomas because she so wondrously plays complex women with deep interiors, and her role as Suzanne in "Leaving" is no exception. Sergi Lopez was interesting too, plus I love the cinematography and pacing of French films in general.
December 26, 2012
El rostro de la actriz se lleva la pelÝcula, mezcla de sensualidad, nostalgia, ingenuidad y mujer fatal, no pdo decir nada mas, ella llena la pantalla
½ December 4, 2012
A modern day paraphrase of D.H.Lawrence, acted a bit too convincingly, and one can't help feeling for the wronged husband. A cautionary tale, perhaps, to address issues in marriage early to shield it against such decay.
½ December 2, 2012
a portrayal of infidelity in marriages... why are promises to love and hold each other exclusively within a marriage so easily broken?
November 9, 2012
Absolute dribble. Trying to be an "artsy" version of "sleeping with the enemy" without any sense of direction. It seemed like it was just sort of drifting towards the conclusion. It completely left out the perspective of the children and there is nothing original in the story. Waste of time.
½ September 23, 2012
A fine romantic drama even though I didn't feel anything towards the sad, cold blooded wife.
½ August 20, 2012
cuál es el costo de la felciidad? hmmm suuper entretenida
½ June 19, 2012
This movie was a tour de force for Kristne Scott Thomas. She does a superlative job with the role. The movie does a great job of focusing on the pain and irrationality of a broken relationship. What the movie had to do to be excellent was establish the "broken cause" of the relationship. The characters only show a snippet of a disconnect in the beginning of the movie. The husband is portrayed, in the end, as relentlessly controlling. This should have been established in the beginning of the film to make the dalliance believable and real. Then we could easily understand the cause of the infidelity and understand why the main character would leave her husband and her children.
April 15, 2012
Great performance by Kristin Scott Thomas makes this worth seeing but film could have used more character background to explain motivations and perhaps a stronger ending.
½ April 12, 2012
Wonderful Kristin Scott Thomas in a not so wonderful movie.
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