Le Divorce details
|Starring:||Glenn Close, Bebe Neuwirth, Matthew Modine, Stephen Fry, Sam Waterston, Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Stockard Channing|
|Genres:||Comedy - General, Drama, Romance|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 52 minutes|
|Rental release:||Currently unavailable|
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A surprising depthBy Simon Baptist from London , 01 Jun 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I was surprised by this film.
I thought that the film was going to be a light romcom set in beautiful Paris, and so worth seeing but not digesting.
Instead, I found myself days later discussing the film. I would say it's an interesting drama, that is more like a play than a film.
The characters are interesting and I enjoyed the insight into French family life...
Worth a rent if this sounds like your cup of tea
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Not bad for an evening's entertainmentBy Katya1 (39 reviews) , 21 Mar 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]Having read some of the other reviews, I thought this film was going to be bad, but in fact I really enjoyed it. It highlights our stereotypical perceptions of cultural lifestyle between being from an aristocratic Parisian family and a well-to- do, fine-art owning American family. I think the film was on the side of the Americans, if I had to choose. It's lightweight, interesting enough to engage you from beginning to end, and it was so nice seeing Leslie Caron (of 1958 Gigi fame & an amazing acting career of 60 years) playing the French landowner head of the family. Plus direction from James Ivory, so that was a big plus point. A very well crafted film.
not worth renting!!By lolasnow (2 reviews) , 22 Jun 2012terrible french film its not even worth renting!,the story was not compelling it was dull and boring! 2hours of my life i will never get bk!
A FarceBy a customer , 19 Feb 2012If Le Divorce had been French film or directed by a French director then it's interpretation would have been so much better. Naomi Watts was believable but the dialogue of the other characters just made me annoyed or was laughable in places. The difference between the Americans and the French was skimmed over and was facial in places. The Hermes bag and scarves and their significance, Glen Close's hair and the tipping scene were amusing. We did talk about the film afterwards but really Merchant Ivory should have erased this one from their pretty excellent catalogue.
Tu Parle Francais?By Karen931 (212 reviews) from Edinburgh , 16 Nov 2010If the answer to the above question is no, or you don't even understand it, you're gonna be in trouble with this film!! As enjoyable as it was comparing the stark differences between Americans and French, i really feel a lot was missed as majority of the French dialect is spoken without subtitles. You can kinda guess by picking up odd words and phrases as you wrack your brain through what you learnt in GCSE French back in the day, but it does make you feel slightly excluded from the in-jokes at times!!
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french rubbishBy a customer from st albans , 12 Jun 2010
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHidethis was the strangest film i have ever seen, and it would have been nice to have known in advance that it was in french with no subtitles. Although i speak french i found it hard going and wouldnt recommend too many people unless you are fluent in french.