When the Sea Rises (Quand la Mer Monte...) Reviews

March 1, 2007
Magical and enchanting.
November 27, 2006
[When the Sea Rises] treads lightly, but leaves little impression.
February 15, 2006
When the Sea Rises remains a strangely sad love story of rare poetic power.
February 3, 2006
An eccentric French comedy that is never quite as charming as it intends to be.
January 19, 2006
A charming, accessible movie that spotlights Moreau's talent against a fanciful cinematic backdrop.
January 13, 2006
An interesting and at times poignant blend of fact and fiction.
January 13, 2006
It's a distinct and bittersweet story about how romance, however fleeting, can pop up in the most unexpected places.
January 13, 2006
It's nice to see a love story that deals with mature people. We're not likely to get anything like it from Hollywood.
January 13, 2006
It's a bountiful showcase for Moreau, whose lopsided, squinty beauty grows on you just as it grows on the drifter who eagerly volunteers from the audience each night.
January 13, 2006
A bittersweet, if somewhat slight, slice of thespian life and love.
January 13, 2006
An unlikely romance, one that is impossible not to root for, despite the suggestion of menace that always remains close to the surface.
January 13, 2006
A delightful romantic comedy about two lovable eccentrics who enjoy playing together.
January 13, 2006
The film's intimacy is not unlike the similarly wistful romance on the road Lost in Translation or the fanciful My Summer of Love.
January 12, 2006
Graced with a magnetic lead performance by Yolande Moreau, this French-Belgian movie follows the road tour of a middle-aged solo comedienne through northern France.
January 12, 2006
Smartly weaves Moreau's lyrically slapstick solo show Dirty Business into this shaggy dog romance, making a heartfelt contrast between the thrilling spontaneity of theater and the fizzy unpredictability of life.
January 12, 2006
Wondrous quiet acting by all involved.
January 10, 2006
When the Sea Rises possesses a scattershot charm, a distanced attitude toward comedy and context that is less likely a conscious style than the result of neophyte filmmakers testing their thin ice.
January 3, 2006
A nicely-developed tale of an unlike romance.
December 17, 2005
A quirky ode to transient romance and a showbizer's life on the road.
August 5, 2005
It's lightweight and rather forgettable but laudable for its honest, respectful treatment of its characters.