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The Best Years of a Life

2019 1h 30m Comedy Drama Romance List
82% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 50% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Former racecar driver Jean-Louis Duroc is convinced that his best years are all behind him. He now resides in an assisted living facility, refusing to make friends or participate in any of the organized activities. Instead, he sits alone, lost in his thoughts and dreaming of the one woman who meant so much to him. Read More Read Less

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Guy Lodge Variety Trintignant and Aimée bring the film all the bittersweet gravitas they can manage, elevating the featherweight drama with a palpable sense of longing and a shared, rueful acknowledgement of mortality, etched in skin... May 31, 2019 Full Review Eric Kohn indieWire "The Best Years of a Life" delivers a melancholic salute to the original movie. However, Lelouch's obsession with his story's legacy means that the movie often defaults to a saccharine nostalgia trip. Rated: C+ May 20, 2019 Full Review Stephen Dalton Hollywood Reporter This wistful closing chapter has little chance of repeating the big splash made by A Man and a Woman. Even so, there is bittersweet humor and poignant insight here... May 19, 2019 Full Review Erick Estrada Cinegarage Lelouch seems to tell us that film is probably the only instrument that's left to represent the grandeur of the pain, tragedy, and joy of love. [Full review in Spanish] Aug 5, 2022 Full Review Pablo O. Scholz Clarín Of course, like any Lelouch film, the characters speak speak sincerely. [Full review in Spanish] Sep 23, 2021 Full Review Hannah Brown Jerusalem Post It is bittersweet to be sure, but quite enjoyable. Jul 28, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Former racecar driver Jean-Louis Duroc is convinced that his best years are all behind him. He now resides in an assisted living facility, refusing to make friends or participate in any of the organized activities. Instead, he sits alone, lost in his thoughts and dreaming of the one woman who meant so much to him.
Director
Claude Lelouch
Producer
Claude Lelouch, Jean-Paul De Vidas, Samuel Hadida, Victor Hadida
Screenwriter
Claude Lelouch, Valérie Perrin
Production Co
Les Films 13, France 2 Cinéma, Davis-Films
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Original Language
French (France)
Runtime
1h 30m