Souvenir Reviews

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March 10, 2020
Huppert proves the old adage that acting is reacting, and she can do wonderful things with a line like "My father thinks you're great-and that bugs my mother."
April 30, 2018
A tender, sweet film that leaves us with a goofy smile on our face.
April 19, 2018
Director Bavo Defurne does little to turn the movie into anything more than a pleasant diversion -- the kind of movie in which not much comes as a surprise but we hardly care.
March 14, 2018
All the action in Souvenir happens in such a dreamlike haze, that it's my personal pet theory that none of it is actually real and Liliane has been sitting in front of the TV the whole time
March 9, 2018
Huppert's charismatic portrayal hits many of the right notes, although the lightweight screenplay doesn't provide much substance for her to work with.
March 2, 2018
The only compelling thing about Souvenir is the the opportunity it provides to see Isabelle Huppert.
March 2, 2018
The presence of Huppert makes Souvenir well worth a look.
March 2, 2018
Defurne is happy to let things unfold on the surface, la Douglas Sirk. He clearly worships Huppert, and seems to rely on audiences feeling the same way, doing little to enhance her natural charms.
March 1, 2018
The story is as predictable as they come, played out at such a low emotional temperature as to be practically ignorable.
February 28, 2018
While there's poignancy to be found in Souvenir's depiction of aging and work, the sexual politics leave something to be desired.
February 28, 2018
A tad trite and tone-deaf, a waste of the Great Huppert's time talent.
January 12, 2018
Defurne's film is highly stylized with vibrant colors and modern interiors. The incomparable Huppert gets to sing a few songs and model some fabulous dresses, but it is her sly, expressive performance that really dazzles.
November 3, 2017
[Bavo Defurne] lacks the mordacity and inventiveness to live up to [the film's] ambitious purpose. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 3, 2017
[Director Bavo] Defurne never finds the right tone to tell this (trite) story.
October 31, 2017
The worst sin of Souvenir is its indecision. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 31, 2017
[Souvenir] lacks reflective moments and humor. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 30, 2017
... Souvenir tries to package its kitsch as dressed-up fun, but all it does is give Isabelle Huppert something to do between her real movies.
August 15, 2017
Everything about the film's later stages feels phoney.
June 25, 2017
Even the great Isabelle Huppert can have a misfire, it seems.
June 23, 2017
A cutesy paper-thin premise is given genuine gravitas by the French screen heavyweight Isabelle Huppert.
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