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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) Reviews

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March 2, 2018
The candy colored sets suggests the great Hollywood musicals: bright, clean, a utopian world, but with a distinctly French flavor. Instead of elaborate numbers we get intimate staging where every movement becomes like a dance...
April 1, 2017
Demy's pragmatic, hopeful message is that our heartbreak and sadness are, like our joy, just things we take with us.
July 28, 2014
What's so overpoweringly beautiful about The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg is that it matches human-scaled feelings of regret with the color and intensity of the movies Demy loved as a boy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 1, 2014
It's so pink this film. If you want a selection of wallpapers to choose from, this film has just about every single one. I think it's lovely.
March 13, 2014
It continues to charm and delight for the same reasons it did back in 1964.
February 9, 2014
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is inspired as much by RenÚ Clair's innovative French classic of 1930, Sous les toits de Paris, and the prewar Pagnol Marseilles trilogy (Marius/Fanny/CÚsar) as by Hollywood.
January 9, 2014
It is a small picture, a boutique musical. But it's lovely.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
December 27, 2013
As spun-sugar holiday treats go, "Umbrellas" is hard to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 14, 2013
Jacques Demy and Michel Legrand's reinvention of the movie musical has tinsel, Technicolor, and a beating, broken heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 30, 2010
A number of different factors raise this absurdly simple scenario to the level of highest excellence, but the chief among them is surely Michel Legrand's iconic score.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
January 30, 2009
A truly unique and wonderful film from a director who stands apart in the French cinema canon.
June 27, 2008
Everything in the movie is heightened; watching it, you may feel as if the screen is emitting caffeine.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 23, 2008
This bitter-sweet love story set to Michel Legrand's music from writer director Jacques Demy marks the film debut of the then 20 year old Catherine Deneuve, whose delicate beauty and screen presence has enchanted the world ever since
February 21, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
January 11, 2008
Seemingly banal and sentimental on the surface, [director Jacques] Demy has avoided these aspects by tasteful handling and the right balance in emotion, compassion and narrative.
August 3, 2007
Modern (for 1964) opera-musical in French is one of a kind.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 9, 2006
Umbrellas makes escapist play with the stuff of kitchen-sink social realism.
November 3, 2005
Catherine Deneuve won the Best Actress prize at Cannes, but the vocal performances of the entire ensemble are impeccable. Pure cinematic magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 18, 2005
Deneuve is luminously beautiful throughout, looking fabulously chic even in a maternity dress.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 14, 2005
Enchanting from first frame to last, Jacques Demy's innovative, Oscar-nominated musical, which stars Catherine Deneuve, celebrates everyday life in song--all the dialogue is delivered through music.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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