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

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
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 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 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.