• Released
  • October 27, 2000
  • R , 1 hr 45 min
  • Romantic Comedy
    Comedy Drama
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A pink-collar "Sex and the City" made urgent by the performance of Nathalie Baye.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Baye gives a stunning performance in the central role, backed by a first-rate supporting cast.
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Baltimore Sun

Love, however implausible, is simply beautiful in Venus.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It's all glossy urban fairy-tale stuff, laid on with style to spare, given added resonance by a mini-pantheon of French movie goddesses.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
A beautifully acted slice of intersecting lives defined and driven by the business of beauty.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Clever and smooth, yet, like Angèle herself (or Nathalie Baye), the film is almost too placid for its own good.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
It's hard not to feel empowered by Nathalie Baye.
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New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Slight but entertaining and occasionally touching.
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Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
Mature and adroitly performed but ultimately underachieving.
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Austin Chronicle

By Kimberley Jones
Warmed my heart about as much as the cold cream Angèle slathers all over her wrinkling clients.
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64 out of 100
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