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Pauline & Paulette Reviews

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December 5, 2002
About as satisfying and predictable as the fare at your local drive through.
Read More | Original Score: 51/100
September 1, 2002
Lovely Beligian film about a mentally challenged sixty-six year old woman who tutors all those around her in wide-eyed wonder.
August 28, 2002
A small gem from Belgium.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 12, 2002
The film's plainness, and the understated force of van der Groen and Petersen's performances, sharpen its complexity of feeling until all mawkishness is cut away.
July 20, 2002
A moving tale of love and destruction in unexpected places, unexamined lives.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 5, 2002
The film hinges on its performances, and both leads are up to the task.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 21, 2002
Writer-director Debrauwer does manage to wrap things up in an ***-pleasing 78 minutes. It's isn't much, but it's a lot more than callous Callie Khouri did with that "Ya-Ya" mess. Also, there are no irritating hats.
| Original Score: 6/10
June 7, 2002
A poignant tale of sisterly love and aging.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
June 1, 2002
The story is gracefully free of contrived story twists and expository dialogue.
May 23, 2002
The only thing in Pauline and Paulette that you haven't seen before is a scene featuring a football field-sized Oriental rug crafted out of millions of vibrant flowers.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 10, 2002
It's rare to find a film to which the adjective 'gentle' applies, but the word perfectly describes Pauline & Paulette.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 9, 2002
A poignant and gently humorous parable that loves its characters and communicates something rather beautiful about human nature.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 3, 2002
The acting in Pauline And Paulette is good all round, but what really sets the film apart is Debrauwer's refusal to push the easy emotional buttons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2002
Less a heartfelt appeal for the handicapped than a nice Belgian waffle.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 3, 2002
A perfectly charming, disarmingly moving little film.
May 3, 2002
While the film really doesn't have anything new to say, it's still thoughtful and well-crafted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 3, 2002
Although there's nothing profound about Pauline and Paulette, it does have a few memorably sly digs at the kinds of things we believe to be profound.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 2, 2002
Simple, poignant and leavened with humor, it's a film that affirms the nourishing aspects of love and companionship.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 28, 2002
By the time the movie is through ... you realize that the simplicity of the story and its characters have taken root in your mental landscape and will assume a lingering presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 26, 2002
An unexpectedly sweet story of sisterhood.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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