The New Girlfriend Reviews

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October 23, 2015
A swirl of gender confusion, "The New Girlfriend" tosses all the he/she/we question marks it can find in a tale of contemporary confused sexuality.
September 24, 2015
It's less than it should've been, and a little mild. But Ozon makes it glide with confidence, in or out of heels.
September 24, 2015
Duris in drag looks like a refugee from the New York Dolls, but his character aspires to nothing more than life as a bourgeois, pearl-clad mom.
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September 24, 2015
The New Girlfriend is a funny, delicate, subtly flavored dish deliciously prepared by Franois Ozon - idiosyncratic and unforgettable.
September 18, 2015
A wildly entertaining work, one that manages to be simultaneously funny, touching, slightly unnerving and undeniably sexy to behold, regardless of where your predilections may lie.
September 17, 2015
Although at times amorphously told and genre non-specific - Dark comedy? Soapy drama? DePalma-esque thriller? - the film holds interest as it often defies expectation and juggles its bold, complex emotions.
September 17, 2015
"The New Girlfriend" never pretends to be more than what it is, a delicious and frothy fantasia with a teasing erotic frisson.
September 17, 2015
The rules governing desire are nonexistent in "The New Girlfriend," an unusual work of psychological mystery sans thriller elements but with a subtle dose of comic satire.
September 17, 2015
Exceptionally graceful and accomplished, Ozon's film challenges our received notions of normalcy, intimacy, and love.
September 17, 2015
There's a cruel comedy lying in wait for these characters, but their creator is protecting them.
September 17, 2015
In Ozon's confident hands, "The New Girlfriend" has moments that juxtapose gentle humor and surprising depth of feeling.
September 17, 2015
As recently as a year ago, when the film premiered on the festival circuit, it would have been hard to predict how timely it would seem today.
September 16, 2015
The film has a nice sense of female friendships' emotional depth.
September 16, 2015
It's a politically timid work, but an unabashedly emotional experience. By turns suspenseful, aching, and exuberant, it offers a buoyant tale of self-discovery that's rooted in questionable modes of mourning.
September 15, 2015
Ozon sacrifices his sharp portrayal of grief and rebirth to clumsy convention.
September 14, 2015
A delectable riff on transformation, desire and sexuality that blends the heightened reality of melodrama with mischievous humor and an understated strain of Hitchcockian suspense.
May 27, 2015
Franois Ozon does it again with this puckish and erotic satire on sexuality and family gender roles.
May 21, 2015
The latest film from the prolific, provocative French director Franois Ozon.
May 21, 2015
The tone wavers between psychological thriller and absurdist melodrama, and perhaps suffers for not settling on either, but it's grounded by two terrific leads.
May 19, 2015
Virginia, intensely vulnerable but full of self-confidence, is one-of-a-kind.
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