My Afternoons with Margueritte Synopsis
An old woman teaches an an illiterate man how to read, changing his relationships with others.
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Arizona Republic

By Richard Nilsen
The film is leisurely paced, as many French films are, and not much actually happens, but as a character study, it feels true, and...
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Depardieu's days as a leading man might be over, but he has a bright future in quirky roles like Germain.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
The larger-than-life actor is as emblematic of his country as Tom Hanks is of ours, and My Afternoons With Margueritte is his "Forrest...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Casadesus infuses Margueritte with a lilting quality, underscored by the sadness of someone who knows she is the last person standing and...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The film isn't about the actor's intelligence. It's about his emotional radiance.
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The Hollywood Reporter

An appealing coming-of-middle-age comedy, My Afternoons With Margueritte exhibits a pleasantly light touch even when dealing with some...
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By Anna Smith
Charming slice of small-town France.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
If you could also use some time off, try his gentle new comedy.
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Slant Magazine

By Bill Weber
Germain's bonhomie with the bistro regulars has the feel of a TV comedy pilot, which is more than can be said of the monologues he speaks...
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Washington Post

It is a predictable, undernourished love story. We never quite learn why Margueritte feels so close to Germain or why he bothers with her....
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Wonderful Story

By mr.doover
This is a lovely, simple story about the importance of friendship. One of the best films I have seen in a while....

My Afternoons with Margueritte review

By MovieFanatic_fersmw
I've enjoyed it. It's a sweet feel good movie. Really very nice...Those that you don't want to end... You'll like it...

By Roxie323

My Afternoons with Margueritte

By Sid2001
Incredibly well acted and very up lifting movie....

My Afternoons with Margueritte review

By gardendance
a feel good movie with a wonderful performance by Depardeu....

By jyhall

My Afternoons with Margueritte

By vmccausland
True love is often found in friendship!! .. A beautiful story to show that romantic love, and familial love, are not the only ones that can help a person feel great about themselves,, and that no...

Love Between the Pages

By celluloidsweetie
Despite some dramatic weaknesses, this small and touching film - the sort that the French manage to carry out so well - left this reviewer with a warm feeling after seeing it. Both Gérard Depardieu,...

My Afternoons With Margueritte


terrific film - go!

By the_movie_mogul