Written December 07, 2008
Captivating performance by Kristin Scott Thomas.
Written January 13, 2009
The performances were subtle, and heartfelt. Miss Thomas plays this part with a realism that is not often seen on screen. She's a powerhouse, and I hope that we see more of her. The supporting cast was wonderful and the direction artistic in a "real life" setting that hit home. Loved it!
Written February 12, 2009
This movie is the best movie I have seen all year. The best performance from Kristen Scott Thomas. Naturalistic acting at its best! This is a must see!
Written November 16, 2008
Kristin Scott Thomas is clearly the woman of the hour in this film. Every expression on her face is more demanding of our attention and emotions than any other film I've seen this year. She is absolutely phenomenal.
Elsa Zylberstein manages to come up second to her, but only insofar, as KST's performance is otherworldly.
The film itself relies on a somewhat cliched setup, and its secrets are not too tough to guess, but that does not make them any less painful or affecting. One walks away thinking that it wasn't meant to be a surprise in the traditional sense--but a surprise that it's represented accurately.
This is an excellent film, and I haven't seen one better in months (perhaps years).
Written December 03, 2008
This film had moving performances by both main characters. The suspense was not great, so the tension between the various characters was slightly off. This is a character study, so don't go for the plot. Don't go for the uplift, either, as there is no happy ending here. It was beautifully played and nicely shot. A high-quality film suitable for adult audiences only.