Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite)

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Well cast and beautifully filmed, Sorry Angel explores a young man's sexual awakening with wit, empathy, and a satisfying depth.

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Paris, 1993. Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps) is a semi-renowned writer and single father in his thirties trying to maintain his sense of romance and humor in spite of the turmoil in his life and the world. While on a work trip to Brittany, he meets Arthur (Vincent Lacoste), an aspiring filmmaker in his early twenties, who is experiencing a sexual awakening and eager to get out of his parochial life. Arthur becomes instantly smitten with the older man. From writer-director Christophe Honoré (Love Songs, Dans Paris) comes a mature and deeply emotional reflection on love and loss, and youth and aging. In its inter-generational snapshot of cruising, courtship, and casual sex - Jacques' forty-something neighbor Mathieu (Denis Podalydès) rounds out the triumvirate - Sorry Angel balances hope for the future with agony over the past in an unforgettable drama about finding the courage to love in the moment.y

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  • Mostly it's an enervating portrait, stodgy and flaccid, of two twits in love.

    Mar 25, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

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  • The city - and the film itself - seemed to be bathed in blue, and it somehow feels both warm and cool at the same time. Warm, as in richly evocative, but also crisp and unsentimental.

    Mar 21, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Lavish in its beautifully written dialogue and heartfelt sincerity.

    Mar 19, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The film pleasantly meanders from time to time, but it knows exactly where it's going - and we embrace every step.

    Mar 11, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • A film that has both a narrative and an approach that transcends the expected cliches in order to give viewers a more ambitious experience.

    Feb 15, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It took a while for this digressive movie to get its hooks in me, but once it did, "Sorry Angel" didn't let go.

    Feb 12, 2019 | Full Review…

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