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Pauline & Paulette Reviews

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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
December 5, 2002
About as satisfying and predictable as the fare at your local drive through.
Read More | Original Score: 51/100
April 13, 2002
The film is ultimately about as inspiring as a Hallmark card.
March 15, 2002
... a nicely observed, certainly well-intentioned film, with a touching and heartfelt message, but it's also exceedingly slight and ultimately unremarkable.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 12, 2002
Yet another iteration of what's become one of the movies' creepiest conventions, in which the developmentally disabled are portrayed with almost supernatural powers to humble, teach and ultimately redeem their mentally "superior" friends, family...
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 26, 2002
It is easy to watch, yet at the end, unsatisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 3, 2002
Less a heartfelt appeal for the handicapped than a nice Belgian waffle.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 24, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 1, 2002
The story is gracefully free of contrived story twists and expository dialogue.
September 18, 2002
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
March 24, 2002
That director Lieven Debrauwer has presented, in only 78 minutes, such richly drawn characters at such a leisurely pace seems like a minor miracle.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
September 4, 2001
Not the kind of film that will appeal to a mainstream American audience, but there is a certain charm about the film that makes it a suitable entry into the fest circuit.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 14, 2002
bittersweet, believable, insightful
March 19, 2002
Generates powerful emotions without the aid of unexpected twists or significant conclusions.
| Original Score: 3/4
August 28, 2002
A small gem from Belgium.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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.
March 14, 2002
A subtle, poignant picture of goodness that is flawed, compromised and sad.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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