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      When the Tide Comes In ...

      2004 1h 33m Romance Comedy List
      90% Tomatometer 20 Reviews 69% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings Irène (Yolande Moreau) is an actress who travels around the small towns of France, bringing her one-woman show to venues off the beaten track. As part of the performance, she chooses one man out of the audience each night and includes him in the act. When her car breaks down, a stranger named Dries (Wim Willaert) lends a hand, and she thanks him with tickets for that night's show. She selects Dries to bring onstage -- and then, despite having a loving family at home, begins an affair with him. Read More Read Less
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      Sweet, charming, and slight, When the Sea Rises is a well-acted love story that should enchant grown-up audiences of all ages.

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      Scott Tobias AV Club [When the Sea Rises] treads lightly, but leaves little impression. Rated: C+ Nov 27, 2006 Full Review Andrew Sarris Observer When the Sea Rises remains a strangely sad love story of rare poetic power. Feb 15, 2006 Full Review Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter An eccentric French comedy that is never quite as charming as it intends to be. Feb 3, 2006 Full Review Maria Garcia Film Journal International Magical and enchanting. Mar 1, 2007 Full Review Lisa Rose Newark Star-Ledger A charming, accessible movie that spotlights Moreau's talent against a fanciful cinematic backdrop. Jan 19, 2006 Full Review Ken Fox TV Guide An interesting and at times poignant blend of fact and fiction. Rated: 2.5/4 Jan 13, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member bittersweet is the word for it, very sweet but, as in Sholem Aleykhem's writings "laughter through tears." A comedy on the surface, with all the infinite solitude of the human condition hiding behind it. Wonderful acting by the female lead. She is able, quietly and with her back to camera, to convey the entire film in th way she delivers her last five words. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/16 Full Review Audience Member This is a film done with a lot of love from amazing actress Yolande Moreau turned director for this slice of adventure in the life of Irene an actress who travels in the north of France with a very funny one woman show. One night she meets Dries & funny characters. This is a beautiful little film full of humanity and love.... a great one really! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member This attempt at quirkiness works and doesn't work. The story is about a comediennes life on the road(based on the film's star Yolande Moreau's experiences as a traveling peformer in the 1980's)who becomes romantically involved with a member of her audience. The movie works when the lead is on stage doing her standup routine, because it looked interesting and fun. She wears a weird face mask, has bloodstained arms, shoots a water pistol at the audience and tells a tale of crime committed against a lover. That is interesting. Unfortuately, the romance which is the centerpiece of the movie. The acting is good, but I don't know enough about Moreau's character before she meets her romantic interest, so when she comes out of her shell to start a relationship with this guy, so much remains a mystery. We know more about her stage persona than the real person. It could have been much better. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member LOVED it. Wonderful lead actress, a woman with talent that she has developed, a mature, accomplished woman. Their romance touches the heart. Not a movie for folks who need a lot of action or plot. For people who love to watch people, it's the best. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member "I'm torn between a sugar waffle and a romance." "Take the waffle!" Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Un film tendre qui permet une succulente mise en abime des rôles habituellement donnés à Yolande Moreau. Enfin, Quand la Mer Monte reste sagement dans les rails des films "nordistes" et ne fait pas de miracles, mais le charme opère. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Irène (Yolande Moreau) is an actress who travels around the small towns of France, bringing her one-woman show to venues off the beaten track. As part of the performance, she chooses one man out of the audience each night and includes him in the act. When her car breaks down, a stranger named Dries (Wim Willaert) lends a hand, and she thanks him with tickets for that night's show. She selects Dries to bring onstage -- and then, despite having a loving family at home, begins an affair with him.
      Director
      Yolande Moreau, Gilles Porte
      Producer
      Humbert Balsan, Catherine Burniaux
      Screenwriter
      Yolande Moreau, Gilles Porte
      Production Co
      Ognon Pictures, Radio Télévision Belge Francofone (RTB), Stromboli Pictures
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      Jan 13, 2006
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $23.1K
      Runtime
      1h 33m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby
      Aspect Ratio
      1.66:1