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      Going South

      2009 1h 27m Drama List
      Reviews 29% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A 27-year-old man drives toward the South of France in a Ford and invites a young man and his sister on his aimless journey. Read More Read Less

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      Brandon Judell GreenCine Worth viewing if you can enjoy a world populated by distraught people who all look like supermodels yet can act. Oct 31, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member A boring movie with a scattered, incomplete plot. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review sebastian k The movie starts with a sonogram and an unhappy mother-to-be before cutting to an outdoor strip-tease to an awesome rock track by sister Lea for stranger Sam, filmed by Lea's brother Sam. Lea and Matthieu have hitched a ride south with a handsome stranger they both fancy and as the trip goes on, passions and emotions flare and nothing is at all what it seems. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Ugh, no english subtitle... Moyenne (average). Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member French road movie with lots of eye candy. A narrative structure that made use of childhood flashbacks became unnecessarily confusing at one point, and some of the drama seemed forced, but not bad. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Beautiful people in a patchwork of a story that doesn't add up to anything. I couldn't detect no talent in this mess - neither in front nor behind the camera. 100% dispensable. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member De jolies images et des acteurs plus-beaux-tu-meurs (mais aussi tres bons: Theo Frilet, Lea Seydoux, Nicole Garcia, notamment), autant d'atouts gaches dans un film a la froideur clinique et a conceptualisation pour le moins maladroite. En voulant conjuguer le drame social a la francaise a une esthetique americaine, Lifshitz convoque bien malgre lui le pire des deux aspects. Soit une histoire desesperante de banalite et de faiblesse des enjeux (la confrontation entre Sam et sa mere serait parfaite au milieu d'un film. En tant que climax, c'est plus que court), et une esthetique facon clip fauche qui devrait changer agreablement de la photo desaturee signature du cinema d'auteur francais, mais qui ne parvient qu'a irriter tant elle n'est n'est au service de rien. Sans compter que c'est de toute facon tres faible cinematographiquement. Comme une manoeuvre aussi desesperee qu'un peu embarassante, Lifshitz en vient a convoquer un remake de la fameuse scene d'amour dans les dunes de Presque Rien, en version nocturne. Revelateur d'un film que mille digressions (flashes-backs, plans en DV, intrigues tertiaires...) ne parviennent a sauver du vide et d'un relatif ennui. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A 27-year-old man drives toward the South of France in a Ford and invites a young man and his sister on his aimless journey.
      Director
      Sébastien Lifshitz
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Runtime
      1h 27m