Critic Consensus: Breathe finds writer-director Mélanie Laurent opening a sensitive, well-acted window into the bittersweet upheaval of adolescence.
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Critic Reviews for Breathe
Breathe is a deftly observed look at teen power games and how closeness can turn to animosity in one miserable night out.
In some ways it plays like a horror movie, in other ways it's almost a documentary.
These are extraordinary performances, and considering France's way of nurturing female talent, Japy and de Laage could be at the dawn of 40-year careers. They're that good.
The entire piece is precisely woven together, from script to performance to execution, and the result is a chilling study of emotional annihilation and its aftermath.
I can tell you that Ms. Laurent's direction is astute and economical, that both of the film's young stars give fine performances, and that "Breathe" is a very good title for a film that ever so gradually takes your breath away.
Audience Reviews for Breathe
A horribly cast movie about nothing but smoking. Scene to scene as if RJ Reynolds had paid for the production. Too bad they didn't splurge for a script. The ending saves it getting one star. Other than that, just dreadful
7.8/10 I really liked this movie, and although it wasn't perfect its third act was really good and intense and it really made the movie better. The acting was also really good, newcomers JosÃ (C)phine Japy and Lou de LaÃ¢ge were truly terrific and each made their character special and conflictive. Also the story was very good and the way the characters evolved was very interesting as well as their toxic relationship. However, the story sometimes was very slow and it kind of dragged the plot, but the cinematography looked really nice as well as the overall feeling of it, with that explosive ending. ~February 1, 2015~
|Sarah:||That's the problem. You drive people crazy then you act like a beaten dog. I gave you everything but you judge and think you deserve better.|
|Charlie:||Why do you always forgive him?|
|Vanessa:||I can't do otherwise.|
|Sarah:||What's the matter? Hahahaha!|
|Sarah:||I'm just a classmate to you?|
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