Looking For Hortense

Looking For Hortense

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Looking For Hortense

Kristin Scott Thomas stars in this French comedy as a wife who puts pressure on her husband to perform a straightforward task: solicit work papers from his state councillor father. However, the old man and the son despise each other....

"Damien (Jean-Pierre Bacri) is a professor of Chinese civilisation who lives with his wife, Iva (Scott Thomas), a theater director, and their son Noé (Marin Orcand Tourrès). Their love is mired in a mountain of routine and disenchantment. To help keep young Aurore (Isabelle Carré) from getting deported, Iva gets Damien to promise he’ll go to his father, a state department official, for help. But Damien and his father have a distant and cool relationship. And this mission is a risky business which will send Damien spiraling downward and over the edge." (Venice Film Festival)

2012Rating: M, Offensive language, sexual references and drug references100 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
ComedyWorld Cinema
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Not worth the effort!

Six Loafers saw this movie and were bitterly disappointed. Indeed, we thought it was "meandering pretentious frothy waffle!" The story goes almost nowhere but, miraculously, comes to a reasonable conclusion as the result of a 1-in-12-million chance coincidence. We all felt that the hero didn't deserve this ending. It does have one or two good moments and...

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Variety

Variety

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This well-acted feature lacks the emotional and thematic density of Techine’s best work.

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Total Film

Total Film

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A pleasingly intelligent picture.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Light-weight French comedy drives down the middle of the road without energy and invention.

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Variety

Variety

press

This well-acted feature lacks the emotional and thematic density of Techine’s best work.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A pleasingly intelligent picture.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Light-weight French comedy drives down the middle of the road without energy and invention.

0

Not worth the effort!

Six Loafers saw this movie and were bitterly disappointed. Indeed, we thought it was "meandering pretentious frothy waffle!" The story goes almost nowhere but, miraculously, comes to a reasonable conclusion as the result of a 1-in-12-million chance coincidence. We all felt that the hero didn't deserve this ending. It does have one or two good moments and...

1.0
0