• Released
  • September 6, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 41 min
  • Drama
  • 11 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A young woman strives to become the fastest typist in the world.

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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Populaire plays like a musical - you expect anyone, at any time, to break into song.
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75

The Playlist

By Jessica Kiang
It’s not like “The Artist” was gritty, but Populaire is so cotton-candy breezy it makes the Best Picture-winner look like “The Panic in...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The joy is in the details - from the animated credits to the perky pop score to the pre-"Mad Man" hair, clothes and general sensibility.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bruce Ingram
Populaire has no interest in rewriting the rules of romantic comedy, but it does run through the expected paces with admirable style.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Populaire takes an intrinsically boring activity — typing — and makes it unusually entertaining.
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70

Arizona Republic

By Barbara VanDenburgh
It’s aggressively charming, and competitions and training montages are filmed with kinetic whimsy. The film’s chief triumph is in spinning...
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70

Variety

A colorful and impeccably styled romantic comedy that manages to turn the speed-typing competitions of the 1950s into entertaining...
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67

indieWIRE

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The problem, as with most romantic comedies, is that there are no shocks in the story.
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65

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
While Populaire would still have suffered from being overlong and overfamiliar, a smoother leading man could have done much to boost the...
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63

RogerEbert.com

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A solid, genially retro entertainment.
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Rated R | For A Scene of Sexuality