The Girl From Paris Reviews

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September 5, 2003
The drama here is hardly earthshaking, but the movie has a quiet power, and the vivid emotions linger in the memory.
September 4, 2003
Thoughtful screenplay...interpreted in subtle and expert performances
September 4, 2003
Serrault is so good, so believable, that it never feels as if he's giving a performance -- even a good one.
August 15, 2003
July 4, 2003
The Girl From Paris is as briskly unsentimental as it is humane about people and nature.
July 4, 2003
Wise, understated, warm and witty, it presents stars Michel Serrault and Mathilde Seigner in roles that fit them so perfectly they could have been tailor-made.
July 4, 2003
It's the stuff of formula ... [b]ut director Christian Carion, who co-wrote the film with Eric Assous, manages to keep you interested by gradually shifting the nature of the relationship between the old man and his protege.
June 12, 2003
A lovely, keenly observed film.
June 9, 2003
June 3, 2003
Carion relies on a gesture or passages of silence to get his point across; it's a technique that packs a greater emotional punch than a tidy, Hollywood-style monologue ever would.
May 23, 2003
A French film with a more down-home flavor.
May 22, 2003
Offers proof that silences can speak volumes.
May 8, 2003
This is Carion's debut feature but his script and direction hums with a confidence that many spend entire careers trying to reach.
April 19, 2003
A simple tale of an unlikely friendship, but thanks to the gorgeous locales and exceptional lead performances, it has considerable charm.
April 18, 2003
Sweet, soothingly paced French film.
March 24, 2003
March 22, 2003
A showcase for both the scenic splendor of the mountains and for legendary actor Michel Serrault, the film is less successful on other levels.
March 21, 2003
The plot is so predictable and sentimental that viewers are likely to lose interest before Sandrine and her goats walk off into the sunset.
March 20, 2003
Serrault and Seignier ... have an unforced rapport and first-time feature filmmaker Christian Carion includes some gritty reminders that farm life can be nasty, brutish and short, particularly for the livestock.
March 20, 2003
Ms. Seigner and Mr. Serrault bring fresh, unforced naturalism to their characters.
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