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      Beloved

      Released Aug 17, 2012 2 hr. 13 min. Drama Musical Romance List
      57% 46 Reviews Tomatometer 45% 500+ Ratings Audience Score A carefree woman and her commitment-shy daughter have different experiences with love throughout their lives. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member nonsensical (like a GLEE episode) but still fun to see stars playing on screen Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This was excellent. Catherine Deneuve still has it. . Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Painful and delightful master tragedy. It has everything we've come to love about french films, including Catherine Deneuve. Not crazy about the singing at first, but it shows the contrast of elation and sorrow that comes with being helplessly in love, after a couple of songs I ended up enjoying the beautiful music. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review walter m After being mistaken for a prostitute in 1964, Madeleine(Ludivine Sagnier) decides to make a living of it for real. She rationalizes at least that way she will not have to steal from her day job at a shoe store and risk jail in order to afford the finer things in life. Instead, she should be more forward thinking, considering the therapy her now-grown daughter Vera(Chiara Mastroiani) requires in her rootless life in a few decades. Vera is a product of a marriage between Madeleine and Jaromil(Rasha Bukvic), a Czech doctor, who takes her away from Paris and a life in prostitution right into the path of a Soviet tank. Like most of Christophe Honore's movies, "Beloved" is a work in frustration. However, it comes closer to being a success than his other maybe-sort-of-musicals. That's not because he fully commits to the genre for once or the songs being better but because of the emotionally precise performances of Chiara Mastroianni and Paul Schneider.(You have not lived until you have heard Paul Schneider sing in French.) But then Honore reaches too far, not realizing he does not have the skill or the focus to fully realize a multi-generational epic like this one. That just leaves it for the self-involved characters to wander the globe aimlessly. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Very rarely are movies made about unrequited (one-sided) love and love lost, let alone musicals. It's good and somewhat interesting; though it tests your patience a lot. With the terrific star-cast it has, I expected a lot more. It falls short of a definite and good plot, and it lacks heart. Catherine Deneuve is not even utilized properly. Ludivine Sagnier is charming; it's amazing how much she has grown up since Ozon's 'Swimming Pool'. And it was delightful to see Paul Schneider in this French musical. The remaining cast just does their job, which is not much. Even though it's a musical, the songs are quite average. The only song I actually loved is 'Ici Londres (Heaven Knows)', sung by Chiara Mastroianni and Paul Schneider. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Is it or isn't it a musical? Make up your mind. Depressing end. Way too long. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      J. R. Jones Chicago Reader Characters traipse around city streets singing 60s-style pop tunes in this ungainly, overconceived musical. Sep 14, 2012 Full Review Ty Burr Boston Globe Honor's a genuinely gifted eccentric of a filmmaker, but on the evidence of "Beloved," he could use a nap. Rated: 2.5/4 Sep 13, 2012 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times The plot of "Beloved," I'm afraid, may try your patience. Rated: 2/4 Sep 13, 2012 Full Review Diego Batlle Otroscines.com Tackles lightly and with levity complex themes with more triumphs than shortcomings... [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 6/10 Oct 4, 2022 Full Review Mattie Lucas From the Front Row The Honoré elements his fans have come to love are all here, but the package is somewhat bloated and lacking that extra spark he needed to make the magic truly come to life. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 6, 2019 Full Review Patrick Gamble CineVue Lacking in momentum and severely overworked, Honoré's latest film offers a glimmer of his talents. Rated: 2/5 Jan 8, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A carefree woman and her commitment-shy daughter have different experiences with love throughout their lives.
      Director
      Christophe Honoré
      Screenwriter
      Christophe Honoré, Christophe Honoré
      Distributor
      IFC Films
      Genre
      Drama, Musical, Romance
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 17, 2012, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 29, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $119.6K
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