Le nom des gens (The Names of Love) 2011

The Names of Love

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A sheltered scientist (Jacques Gamblin) and a sexy political activist (Sara Forestier) have a May-December romance.

Cast & Crew

Jacques Gamblin
Arthur Martin
Sara Forestier
Baya Benmahmoud
Zinedine Soualem
Mohamed Benhmamoud
Carole Franck
Cécile Delivet Benmahmoud
Jacques Boudet
Lucien Martin
Michèle Moretti
Annette Martin
Zakariya Gouram
Hassan Hassini
Julia Vaidis-Bogard
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Lionel Jospin
Lionel Jospin
Michel Leclerc
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Baya Kasmi
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Critic Reviews for Le nom des gens (The Names of Love)

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (29) | Fresh (38) | Rotten (15)

  • What is so surprising -- even exhilarating -- about The Names of Love is that it shucks off the desultory roadblocks that engine the modern romantic comedy.

    October 21, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • There's a taste of "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Something Wild" "Forces of Nature" and even "Bringing Up Baby," perhaps the best of the wild child-seduces-straight arrow romances.

    October 4, 2011 | Rating: 3/4
  • It's always entertaining, and it boasts a terrific performance from Sara Forestier.

    September 1, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A bit jarring while still totally disarming, The Names of Love stirs the pot in more ways than one.

    August 26, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • The elements of sex, race and religion spin in separate orbits, but the two likable leads hold them together as the film grows surprisingly serious.

    August 26, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • It's a playfully sexy farce that plays like a Gallic "Annie Hall" - if Annie had been as blithe about nudity as Baya is.

    August 19, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Le nom des gens (The Names of Love)

  • Jan 22, 2013
    A romantic comedy as only the French can do it! Two unlikely characters meet and fall in love, although the road to get there is never smooth. Sarah Forestier, as Baya, the free-spirited daughter of an Algerian immigrant father and a left-wing activist French mother, meets Arthur Martin (like the cooker), played by Jacques Gamblin, an uptight son of a Jewish woman and a father descended from Greek immigrants. Ms Forestier is a blue-eyed dark haired beauty who captivated this viewer from the outset. This one had the viewer laughing and crying at the antics of these star-crossed lovers who somehow make it work in the end. The filmmaker's style seems to have been influenced by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, in it's use of flashback with voice-over narration, and the saturated colors in some of the scenes. And that was a good thing, as it enhanced the emotional impact of the film. A terrific story, that had me rooting for these two the whole way through!
    Mark A Super Reviewer
  • Mar 23, 2012
    Funny and thought-provoking, this delicious romantic comedy offers an intelligent commentary on politics and society but stands out more for its originality and for being as atypical as its eccentric characters, who we easily learn to care about.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 05, 2012
    Very quirky and likable characters and performances. Recommended.
    Sam R Super Reviewer
  • Jan 01, 2012
    Despite some issues with the movie laying on the themes of race and politics a little too heavily, this is probably among the better romantic comedies to come out in recent memory. It's funny, inventive and quirky. It also has a surprising amount of legitimate character development and emotional depth. I was actually really surprised by how much I liked the movie. The leading actors are both tremendous and play off each other really well. Overall this is a really good romantic comedy, believe it or not.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer

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