• Released
  • June 24, 2011
  • (Limited 6/24)
  • R , 1 hr 42 min
  • Art House/Foreign
The Names of Love Synopsis
A sheltered scientist (Jacques Gamblin) falls in love with a sexy activist who's half his age.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Forestier's performance is a tour de force of comic acting, maintaining astonishing alertness and energy from shot to shot and scene to...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
For those who wish to decode The Names of Love, there's a sharp commentary on French prejudices, character types, history, and culture...
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Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
The leads are charmingly mismatched, but adorable enough to root for, as a couple. Forestier is a wildly uninhibited actress, sexy as all...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Leclerc and company manage to raise serious points and deliver intelligent laughs at the same time, which is no small feat.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Sara Forestier is uninhibited in the role and has great comic energy. She won the Cesar for best actress for this performance.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Sharp-witted, sometimes surreal and largely autobiographical French-language comedy.
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Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
Chockfull of ideas in a way that's both scattershot and more than a little exciting.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The film is sometimes funny and occasionally smart yet never quite what it wants to be – funny and smart at the same time.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Strained and mildly amusing. The real reason to see the movie is the delightful performance by Sara Forestier, who rightly won the French...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Director Michel Leclerc's comedy plays like one of those foreign-movie spoofs Jerry and the gang would go to see on a "Seinfeld" episode....
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The Names of Love review

By akdouglas
This film was hilarious. I love French comedies; they are always so original! Not to be missed....

Names of Love

By windsurgen
Did not know about movie prior to Fandango excerpt. Went on a 2 for 1 Friday. Movie was great.....funny, witty, definitely worth going to....even at regular price!! Actors were well chosen for the...

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By danieljheller1
worth seeing. 3.8/5.0...

The Names of Love

By pferd
A real treat!!...

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Rated R | For Sexual content including graphic nudity, and some language