Souvenir Reviews

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.
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 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.
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.
June 23, 2017
A cutesy paper-thin premise is given genuine gravitas by the French screen heavyweight Isabelle Huppert.
June 22, 2017
Huppert has a lightness of touch that makes it all rather sweet and the film takes an unassuming approach to the central romance, pleasingly refusing to make a big deal of the age difference.
June 21, 2017
It's a measure of Isabelle Huppert's versatility that she can switch from her searing, Oscar-nominated performance as the rape victim in Paul Verhoeven's psychodrama Elle to playing a long-forgotten pop singer in this sweet-natured little fable.
June 19, 2017
The film could well be a rather average one had it not been for the nuance provided by the irrepressible Huppert.
October 14, 2016
It's a breezy romcom, full of gauzy romance, wish-fulfilment, a great faux-Eurovision soundtrack by Pink Martini, and a May-December romance that reverses genders to little comment.
September 27, 2016
It's whimsical enough to laugh every once in awhile and charming enough to invest in the character development if only to see reactions of those caught on the periphery.
September 21, 2016
It wouldn't be hard to imagine this scenario as a vehicle for Lana Turner in a glossy early-1960s Ross Hunter production ... The film is more convincing as a celebration of kitsch than as a drama.
September 16, 2016
It's a film so light that it barely exists but Huppert makes it worth remembering.