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Critic Reviews for Seaside
Along with Ms. Ogier, these four actresses [Fillières, Lizana, Mïkaël, Rovère] are the best reasons to see Seaside.
Effective, if less than urgent.
Touching, amusing, sometimes compelling, Seaside is ultimately little more revealing than a weekend visit. It's a sheaf of captivating postcards.
[Lopes-Curval's] achievement is so particularly -- and peculiarly -- realized, evoking the enforced parameters and rhythms of small-town life, that the movie itself begins to feels restrictive.
The story is familiar and the direction doesn't break any new ground. Still, Lopes-Curval's excellent ensemble cast makes Seaside pleasurable viewing.
Compare it to what passes for sophisticated filmmaking in this country and the movie becomes a living instrument of cinematic humanism.
Audience Reviews for Seaside
"Seaside" gets one thing perfectly right. Namely, what it is like to live in a small, provincial resort village all year round, as it follows a group of characters trapped by one circumstance or another. The bad news is none of the characters are well-defined enough to care about or to even be of much interest.(One of them might have a gambling problem. I think.) All of which significantly lessens any impact this movie might otherwise have had.
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