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      Molière

      PG-13 2007 2h 0m Comedy Drama History List
      68% Tomatometer 88 Reviews 79% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings In 17th-century France, playwright and actor Molière (Romain Duris) has his debts paid off by Monsieur Jourdain (Fabrice Luchini), freeing him from debtors prison. In return, Jourdain asks for acting lessons so he can win the heart of the beautiful widow Célimène (Ludivine Sagnier) by performing a short play for her. Presented to Jourdain's family as the priest Tartuffe, Molière begins to fall in love with Monsieur Jourdain's disregarded wife, Elmire (Laura Morante). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Moliere is a sophisticated, witty biopic of the great satirist.

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      Ben Kenigsberg Time Out Rated: 2/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel Rated: 3/5 May 13, 2009 Full Review David Fear Time Out Rated: 2/6 Jan 18, 2008 Full Review Felicia Feaster Creative Loafing Molière is as insubstantial as dandelion fluff, and just as apt to blow away in a strong wind. Jan 29, 2020 Full Review Robert Gottlieb The New York Review of Books Molière has no redeeming qualities. Aug 23, 2018 Full Review Urban Cinefile Critics Urban Cinefile Witty lines, sumptuous settings, manicured lawns and horses with carriages provide the setting for this frivolous romp that caresses history as it plays with the misadventures of French playwright Molière %u2026 With just the right balance of playfulness Apr 26, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member A bit lengthy, but overall a very well-written and played drama. I had never heard of the playwrite before the film, but found it to cover just the right balance and humor and drama, a push too steing in neither direction. Very entertaining Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Molière est un dramaturge et acteur qui veut succèder au théâtre. Il est pris dans les affaires de Monsieur Jourdain. Il aide M. Jourdain avec son aventure amoureuse. Pendant cette aventure, il tombe amoureux avec Mme. Jourdain. Nous observons alors la transformation de Molière d'un mauvais acteur en un dramaturge magnifique. Le film est très mal conçu parce qu'il dénature le personnage de Molière. La distribution du film est très mauvaise et n'est pas charmante. Le film ne fournit pas de bonnes informations sur les pièces de Molière. Le film change beaucoup l'histoire de Molière et crée une image fausse du 17ème siècle. Le film ne donne pas hommage à l'histoire du 17ème siècle et la vie de Molière. La romance dans le film est distrayant du thème et de la valeur historique. C'est film n'a pas les components pour un film historique. Il a un image fausse de l'histoire de Molière. Ne regarde pas le film Molière si vous aimez l'histoire parce qu'il en donne une image fausse. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Le titre de film est Moliere et c'est un film avec les tres bon acteurs. Le film etait sur la point adorer et dishonete. Dans le film, il y a cinq important personnage, Monsieur Jourdain, Elmire Jourdain, Moliere/Tartuffe, Monsieur Dorante, et Madame Celimene. Monsieur Jourdain amounet Moliere avec il parce que il adore Madame Celimene. Tartuffe est Moliere en disguese. Dorante et Monsieur Jourdain adorent Madame Celimene. Le point culminant Moliere parle avec Madame Jourdain et parle, il est tartuffe. Monsieur Jourdain descoviere Madame Celimene est tres mal et il est tres triste. En finalement, Monsieur Jourdain descoviere Moliere adore madame jourdain et Moliere aller. Le film, c'est n'est pas mal, c'est bien. Le film est tres unique, les personnage est tres bon, et l'histoire est interessant. J'ai recommande le film parce que le film est un amant film est beaucoup marrant. Tu fais que regarder les film moliere. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Charming, delightful, resplendent Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Plenty of fun. What Shakespeare in love should have been. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Molière posits that one of the writer Molière's most famous farces, Tartuffe, is based on Molière's experiences during a lost-to-history period of his life. Most of the movie is this flashback set in a frame of what show to put on when Molière's country touring troupe is given an aristocrat's theatre in which to perform. In this flashback, we are unsure whether the events truly happened or are Molière's dramatized version of the events. This gives the set decorators and costumers full rein to go over-the-top in recreating the 17th-Century. It also allows the actors the opportunity to push realism into farce. The Director and co-Scriptwriter, Laurent Tirard walks this tightrope deliciously. He is aided by tour-de-force performances by Romain Duris as Molière (Tartuffe), Fabrice Luchini as the bumbling nouveau riche Jourdain, and Laura Morante as his wife and Tartuffe's lover, Elmire. The highlight is Duris' improv performances as varieties of horses as he gives Jourdain acting lessons. Gorgeously photographed in period locations, with the pristine opulence of the rich contrasted with the gritty squalor of the players' lives. Molière gives us a taste of both Molière's life and his art. Bravo! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In 17th-century France, playwright and actor Molière (Romain Duris) has his debts paid off by Monsieur Jourdain (Fabrice Luchini), freeing him from debtors prison. In return, Jourdain asks for acting lessons so he can win the heart of the beautiful widow Célimène (Ludivine Sagnier) by performing a short play for her. Presented to Jourdain's family as the priest Tartuffe, Molière begins to fall in love with Monsieur Jourdain's disregarded wife, Elmire (Laura Morante).
      Director
      Laurent Tirard
      Producer
      Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier
      Screenwriter
      Laurent Tirard, Grégoire Vigneron
      Production Co
      Fidélité Productions
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama, History
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      Jul 27, 2007
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $634.3K
      Runtime
      2h 0m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SRD, DTS
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