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      The New Girlfriend

      R Released Sep 18, 2015 1h 47m Mystery & Thriller Comedy Drama List
      80% Tomatometer 84 Reviews 62% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A recently widowed man (Romain Duris) develops a close bond with his wife's best friend (Anaïs Demoustier), while returning to his compulsion to dress like a woman. Read More Read Less

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      While flirting with camp, François Ozon's The New Girlfriend offers thoughtful -- and humorous -- commentary on sexual and gender identity.

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      Jason Bailey Flavorwire Ozon, perhaps not entirely purposely, addresses the very timely issue of trans and non-binary gender identity, yet he does it within the framework of his usual style and preoccupations - and shortchanges neither. May 3, 2016 Full Review Tom Long Detroit News A swirl of gender confusion, "The New Girlfriend" tosses all the he/she/we question marks it can find in a tale of contemporary confused sexuality. Rated: B Oct 23, 2015 Full Review Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune It's less than it should've been, and a little mild. But Ozon makes it glide with confidence, in or out of heels. Rated: 2.5/4 Sep 24, 2015 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand It's tempting to call this film a dark comedy-it is after all based on a novel by author Ruth Rendell-but for all the wit (and there is plenty) there is very little darkness in this playful psychological drama. Aug 27, 2023 Full Review Michael J. Casey Michael J. Cinema Full of sharp observations and devious twists and turns. Rated: 4/5 Aug 21, 2021 Full Review David Bax Battleship Pretension Wasting too much time on trying to hit the full gamut of Claire's possible emotions is what drags the film down from what it has the potential to be. Jan 15, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      James O Subtly moving film with a beautifully nuanced performance from Duris. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/15/24 Full Review isla s I thought this was a lovely film - amusing at times, sombre and touching. The story at heart is quite a human story, one featuring fear of judgement, secrets and trust. I can't say much without giving away spoilers. I thought the performances were particularly good and I'd happily recommend this film, with the proviso that it is a little bit raunchy from time to time and so may not appeal to everyone. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review john m A lot of stuff in here that works, but this kind of feels like it's not of its time, almost as if it's from the early or mid-2000s in the way it addresses these types of relationships or just trans in general. Still, it's at its best when it veers into Hitchcock-like territory and not so much rom-com like it can be sometimes in a cringey way. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Serge L A strange film that seems to want to make people think about sexuality with cross-dressing. Well played especially by Anaïs Demoustier who seems to be at the height of excitement on several occasions. Ah, yes, it's a pretty dramatic and ironic comedy. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/19/21 Full Review Audience Member Even at its most outrageous and melodramatic, it's still intriguing, with the able cast negotiating the many layers to their characters nimbly. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review andrey k I regret that I watched this movie. It was a complete waste of time. There was nothing in this work of "art". Actually the modern "new wave" cinema is trying so hard to be diverse and inclusive that it is becoming boring, no fresh ideas, no new inventions that the real New Wave cinema was so rich with. Now it's all about agenda. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A recently widowed man (Romain Duris) develops a close bond with his wife's best friend (Anaïs Demoustier), while returning to his compulsion to dress like a woman.
      Director
      François Ozon
      Producer
      Éric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer
      Screenwriter
      François Ozon, Ruth Rendell
      Distributor
      Cohen Media Group
      Production Co
      France 2 Cinéma, Mandarin Films, Mars Films, FOZ
      Rating
      R (Some Strong Sexual Content|Graphic Nudity)
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 18, 2015, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 2, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $130.3K
      Runtime
      1h 47m
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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