• Released
  • March 21, 2008
  • NR , 1 hr 35 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Music/Performing Arts
88

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The result is a bittersweet trifle one can conceivably fall in love with, and Honore's best film so far.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Chiara Mastroianni charms here just as her maman, Catherine Deneuve, did in Demy's 1964 classic.
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80

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
You could describe Love Songs, as a blend of François Truffaut's wistful Parisian sentimentalism and Pedro Almodóvar's acrid polysexual comedy, which were never far apart to begin with (given the difference in climate and native temperament between France and Spain).
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

A surprisingly joyous musical.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Chiara Mastroianni, whose mom, Catherine Deneuve, starred in Demy's "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" (1964), appears here as Julie's sister. Vive la New Wave.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Sings in the key of life.
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70

New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
Honoré has proven you can make a movie musical in which style doesn’t upstage content--a movie musical that blossoms from the inside out.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
An attractive and talented young cast brings this graceful film alive in all its tenderness and emotion.
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70

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
The girl-boy-girl threesome, which turns out to be short-lived, is perhaps the most straightforward emotional configuration in this odd, witty, touching film.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
So French you may have to buy your ticket in euros, Christophe Honoré's musical trifle feels ready-made for emotionally woozy undergraduates.
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70 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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