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Cold Showers

2005 1h 32m Comedy Drama List
Reviews 56% Audience Score 500+ Ratings A 17-year-old (Johan Libéreau) competes at judo, has a menage a trois with his girlfriend (Salomé Stévenin) and deals with his bickering parents (Florence Thomassin, Jean-Philippe Écoffey). Read More Read Less

Critics Reviews

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David Lamble Bay Area Reporter Lots of eye candy here, in various states of undress, supported by director Antony Cordier's quintessentially French approach to storytelling. May 7, 2020 Full Review Dan Sallitt Senses of Cinema The script by Cordier and Julie Peyr is full of characterizations and incidents that are too neat or too cute, all of which Cordier the director hypes enthusiastically. Oct 17, 2018 Full Review Boyd van Hoeij With a loving eye for its naturally acted adolescent characters and with excellent cinematography, Douches froides finally runs too long to be engaging throughout. Jul 11, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Just when I admitted that European cinema is the best and that especially French cinema knows where it's at,comes this movie to ruin it for me.Many people seem to agree that "Cold Showers" was a physical representation of coming of age,discovering yourself and changing yourself,all through sexuallity,but I think it never managed to deliver.Regardless of the love triangle that forms between a couple and a new friend,actually not a triangle,correctly speaking it's a trio,this movie never touches the problems and issues that occur.It never voices them.The characters don't manage to develop to the appropriate extend,sure we see their social background,but other than that we have no clue who they are and why they are acting they way they do.The lead actor was really exceptional as was the actress,but we never got to see who the third person of the trio really was as a character,he was annoyingly underdeveloped and absent if I may say.Many things remained unexplained and by the time everything was over I never really understood what was the purpose of all that.The movie's main theme was that everyone can change and that change will come to everyone,but it never managed to show us this change.It was a total disappointment. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Just another coming of age film with pretty erotic moments as its gimmicks. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Ca a dû être sponsorisé par David Douillet. Bien vide ce film Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member an ending would've been nice. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Could have been a good exploration on growing up and teen relationships, and started off that way, but loses its way and falls back on good old French pretentiousness. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Nothing really special. I m sure you will forget this film fast. So fast like u felt u farted! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A 17-year-old (Johan Libéreau) competes at judo, has a menage a trois with his girlfriend (Salomé Stévenin) and deals with his bickering parents (Florence Thomassin, Jean-Philippe Écoffey).
Antony Cordier
Production Co
Why Not Productions
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
Release Date (DVD)
Jul 25, 2006
1h 32m
Sound Mix
Dolby Digital