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Same Old Song

Released Nov 12, 1997 2h 0m Comedy Drama Romance List
71% Tomatometer 17 Reviews 81% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Half a dozen Parisians repeatedly cross paths as they traverse the city and occasionally lip-sync popular tunes from bygone eras. Dull Claude (Pierre Arditi) is married to frustrated Odile (Sabine Azéma), who wants a new apartment. Her former lover Nicolas (Jean-Pierre Bacri) is also looking to move and turns to real estate agent Simon (André Dussollier) for help. Simon has a crush on Camille (Agnès Jaoui), Odile's sister, who is dating Simon's boss, Marc (Lambert Wilson). Read More Read Less

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Richard Brody New Yorker For all the expert interweaving of characters, plots, fantasies, and problems, the over-all impression is of a present tense that, in its febrile frivolity, is hardly a smudge on the heroic, turbulent, and bloody past. Jun 7, 2021 Full Review Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader A comedy about real estate and class differences, this was the biggest hit of Resnais' career in France, superbly capturing Paris in the 90s. May 8, 2014 Full Review Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle A tired tune, conducted by a maestro who appears to be tone-deaf. Rated: 1.5/5 Oct 30, 2001 Full Review Beth Accomando KPBS.org Sublime work from an old but still innovative French New Waver. Rated: 5/5 Apr 18, 2008 Full Review TV Guide Densely plotted and endearingly neurotic. Rated: 3.5/4 Aug 29, 2006 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jun 26, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Quel dommage! This should've been funnier if not for the abrupt lip-syncs. My favourite French pseudo-musical is still Modern Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF-tczy7jOo). Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Si l'idée s'avère magnifique, l'exécution elle, ne convainc pas toujours. Heureusement, la qualité de la distribution et l'éloquence des textes, malgré un scénario par moment long et pas toujours intéressant, nous permettent de passer un très bon moment. De plus, malgré quelques choix qu'on ne s'explique pas toujours, les dernières 15 minutes s'avèrent particulièrement magnifiques et gagnantes. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member "parole parole parole..." Resnais è un genio Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Sur un scénario riche et très bien conçu des Bacri-Jaoui, Resnais signe un film fort, dense et complexe, dont les multiples visionnages ne permettent pas d'épuiser toutes les richesses. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member The ideas of Alain Resnais are amazing, but unfortunately, his lack of ability to develop these ideas onto the screen in On Connait La Chanson fall short of the full potential the film could have reached. The incorporation of the famous and olden time songs take viewers by surprise, and give you a few good laughs. The interweaving subplots are almost as confusing as some episodes of Lost: Season 5, but nonetheless, it is a film that is great for passing valuable time in a boring french class. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Sympa, mais quelque longueurs. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis Half a dozen Parisians repeatedly cross paths as they traverse the city and occasionally lip-sync popular tunes from bygone eras. Dull Claude (Pierre Arditi) is married to frustrated Odile (Sabine Azéma), who wants a new apartment. Her former lover Nicolas (Jean-Pierre Bacri) is also looking to move and turns to real estate agent Simon (André Dussollier) for help. Simon has a crush on Camille (Agnès Jaoui), Odile's sister, who is dating Simon's boss, Marc (Lambert Wilson).
Director
Alain Resnais
Producer
Bruno Pèsery
Screenwriter
Jean-Pierre Bacri, Agnès Jaoui
Distributor
Merchant-Ivory Productions [us], Artistic License
Production Co
Alia Film, Vega Films, Greenpoint Films, Caméra One, European Co-production Fund, Arena Films, Cofimage 9, Le Studio Canal +, France 2 Cinema, Sofineurope, Télévision Suisse-Romande (TSR)
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Original Language
French (Canada)
Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 12, 1997, Original
Box Office (Gross USA)
$32.4K
Runtime
2h 0m
Sound Mix
Surround, Dolby Digital