Routine Pleasures (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

Routine Pleasures (1986)





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What do a club devoted to model trains and the legendary film critic and painter Manny Farber have in common? These two lines intersect in Jean-Pierre Gorin's film, which takes as its subject the desire to re-create the past.


Critic Reviews for Routine Pleasures

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It's all a wonderful mess that Gorin has the sense not to tidy up at the editing table.

February 2, 2012 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Routine Pleasures

"Routine Pleasures" is an offbeat cinematic essay wherein filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin, having lived in the United States for a few years, is interested in what it means to be American but is worried about the constant change in the landscape. To that end, he latches onto and becomes enamored of a model railroad club in Southern California, interviewing and following the members in their preparations for their Tuesday night meetings. While becoming immersed in those details, he receives advice from noted film critic Manny Farber. The lesson here is never lose sight of the small things in life that make it worth living.

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