The Adopted (Les adoptés) (2011)




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Documentary , Drama
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Studio Canal


Critic Reviews for The Adopted (Les adoptés)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

'The Adopted' serves as a calling card for Laurent, who displays a flair for character-based humour as well as strong visual direction.

Full Review… | February 21, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

Never develops into an engaging portrait of love and loss among a trio of thirty-something Frenchies.

Full Review… | November 24, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

It's a wispy, tasteful, mildly touching, very French affair.

Full Review… | February 25, 2012
Observer (UK)

It's a commercial movie rather than an art film, but a great deal less compromised than most of its ilk.

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
London Evening Standard

Sadly it doesn't quite come off, despite interesting moments.

Full Review… | February 23, 2012

The film is harmless, whimsical, a little long-winded: While You Were Sleeping without Sandra Bullock but with extra Gallic chic.

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Financial Times

Audience Reviews for The Adopted (Les adoptés)

I kinda like Melanie Laurent's being an actress for her sweetness on the silver screen. This is Laurent's directorial debut feature. So feminine, rather plain to me though.


Current French Belle Du Jour Melanie Laurent makes her directorial debut with this turgid melodrama. It has more in common with those awful English indie dramas of the noughties than contemporary French cinema. A highly unlikable bunch of Parisians with fantasy bohemian careers mope around while one of them lies in a coma. You'll be wishing for the plug to be pulled yourself.

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