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And Now My Love

PG 1974 2h 1m Romance List
71% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 81% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
This expansive drama follows three different generations of the same family. The daughter of a man who survived the Holocaust, Sarah (Marthe Keller), a troubled young woman, falls for Simon (André Dussolier), a ne'er-do-well who's struggling to overcome his status as an ex-convict in order to become a prominent film director. While much of the movie follows Sarah and Simon's relationship, other story lines involve Sarah's father (Charles Denner) and grandmother (also Keller). Read More Read Less

Critics Reviews

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A.H. Weiler New York Times Mr. Lelouch, of course, gives amour its due in And Now My Love, but this is not nearly so impressive as his perceptive, often touching portraits of three eras and their principals. Rated: 4/5 Jan 15, 2008 Full Review Don Druker Chicago Reader If Lelouch's sensibilities are too flimsy to substantiate his quasi-epic ambitions, the film nevertheless offers some cozy comforts and more than a few inside filmmaking jokes. Jan 15, 2008 Full Review Time Out A film so sentimental and implausible that its emotional indulgence almost seems avant-garde. Jan 15, 2008 Full Review Jacoba Atlas Los Angeles Free Press A marvelous, entertaining, panoramic movie unlike anything we have seen before. Dec 5, 2019 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Claude (A Man and a Woman) Lelouch's glossy multi-generational melodrama received Best Screenplay Oscar nomination. Rated: B Mar 20, 2012 Full Review TV Guide [An] energetic, episodic view of three generations of Parisians. Rated: 3/4 Jan 15, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member I cannot believe that no one has mentioned the stroke of brilliance that makes this film an ingenious gem. The film is a "boy meets girl" film in reverse. The two do not meet until the final minute. Instead, the film goes back two generations, beginning with the grandparents of the boy and girl, who come from totally different backgrounds (she comes from a refined background, he is a petty criminal, and their grandparents also reflect these differences). The film flips back and forth from past generations to present as the boy and girl grow up. Their parents are equally different: hers are Jews who meet when they both survive concentration camps. Have you ever wondered if you and your spouse passed each other before you met? Look closely at this film.....the boy and girl are in the same restaurant mid-film, before they even know each other exists. And when the boys comes out of jail after being arrested for making pornographic films, he rises to become a serious filmmaker.....and is interviewed on a talk show.....and when asked about his new project, the film he describes that he is working on is the film you are actually watching!! All of these nuances make And Now My Love one of the most well-conceived films I've ever seen. I've seen it six times, and each time I discover something new in it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member In part: charming, innovative, overlong & confusing. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member My parents loved this movie when it came out and so, after years of trying to find this on dvd, I was finally able to sit down and watch... and.... err.... what the hell? Three hours in the interweaving goes from charming to convoluted... and the space ending was idiotic. I hear there's an American cut of this film that ends in the airplane, I'm sure that's a much better film. If I try and forget the last half hour, it's easily a four star movie for the amazing camerawork and the interesting dialogue alone. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Intriguing film tracks the convergence of the paths of two lovers from very different backgrounds over the course of several generations, one a rich little daddy's girl and the other a criminal who aspires to be a great film-maker. Lelouch spins an engaging tale ranging from the turn of the 20th century to the near future (though this strange sequence, restored on DVD, was rightly removed from the theatrical version - the tone is quite different and detached from the rest of the film - it plays like it was lifted from 'Logan's Run'). On the whole though, the innovative camerawork and unconventional storytelling keep it interesting. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Une bonne idee de depart... Le film qui servit de de brouillon pour "Les uns et les autres" ou "La belle histoire"... Derniere sequence magnifique (les valises a Orly...) Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member If you have not seen it yet you must. It is rich in information and so stylishly created! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis This expansive drama follows three different generations of the same family. The daughter of a man who survived the Holocaust, Sarah (Marthe Keller), a troubled young woman, falls for Simon (André Dussolier), a ne'er-do-well who's struggling to overcome his status as an ex-convict in order to become a prominent film director. While much of the movie follows Sarah and Simon's relationship, other story lines involve Sarah's father (Charles Denner) and grandmother (also Keller).
Director
Claude Lelouch
Production Co
Les Films 13, Rizzoli Film
Rating
PG
Genre
Romance
Original Language
French (France)
Runtime
2h 1m