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      Lover for a Day

      Released Jan 12, 2018 1h 16m Drama List
      82% Tomatometer 51 Reviews 41% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A woman returns home to discover her father is dating a woman who is the same age as her. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Lover for a Day offers an absorbing character study that's as well-acted and believable as it is beautifully filmed.

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      J. R. Jones Chicago Reader Garrel creates a sort of classically French ambience, somewhere between the nervous energy of Godard and the emotional perspicacity of Renoir. Apr 8, 2020 Full Review Donald Clarke Irish Times So, Lover For a Day goes to few unexplored places. But it works sweetly within its familiar genre. Rated: 3/5 Apr 10, 2018 Full Review Simran Hans Observer (UK) Though the film's stylings are a little mannered, the two female leads are compelling screen presences, especially Garrel, who relishes the melodrama of fresh heartbreak. Rated: 2/5 Jan 25, 2018 Full Review Andrew Murray The Upcoming Despite moments of outstanding filmmaking, however, the underwhelming and uninspired plot unfortunately inhibits the movie from being truly special. Rated: 3/5 Feb 2, 2021 Full Review Filipe Freitas Always Good Movies Even dismaying in its conclusion, the auteur crafts it with sufficient élan to deserve a favorable mention. Rated: 3/5 Jan 31, 2019 Full Review Stephen Saito Moveable Fest With so much of the film... spent with its characters unloading what's on their minds, the expressive Garrel fille turns what's roiling around her skull into continual visceral intrigue. Oct 19, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      dave d 'Lover for a Day' certainly has a moment or two and is filmed elegantly in black and white, but it lacks everything it takes to be a compelling film. It feels like a pilot for a TV show that just never fires. This is a miss and a significant one at that. Final Score 3/10 Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The ending ruined a good film. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Even though it is interesting and even engaging, it feels almost impossible not to leave this film with the impression that a lot was told but little was actually said in the end, with everything being mostly inconsequential and not really probing anywhere beneath the surface. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Com Um estilo neo-dramatico e uma narrativa simpática catalizado por Garrel e Chevillotte. Mas sem grandes surpresas dramáticas, é uma oferta subtil e civilizada para aqueles que gostam desse tipo de cinema francês Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A woman returns home to discover her father is dating a woman who is the same age as her.
      Director
      Philippe Garrel
      Producer
      Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt
      Screenwriter
      Philippe Garrel, Arlette Langmann, Caroline Deruas-Garrel, Jean-Claude Carrière
      Distributor
      MUBI
      Production Co
      SBS Productions, arte France Cinéma
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 12, 2018, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 6, 2018
      Runtime
      1h 16m
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