4 aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle (Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle)
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4 aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle (Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle)
This episodic French film is one of director Eric Rohmer's self-styled comedies et proverbes . Reinette (Joelle Miguel) is as innocent as a newborn babe. Mirabelle (Jessica Forde) is as worldly and sophisticated as Reinette is not. Their country-mouse city-mouse friendship begins when they share a room in Paris and endures through a quartet of sexual experiences. What happens to Reinette and Mirabelle is not quite so important as the development and solidarity of their relationship. Completed in 1987, Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle was distributed in the US in 1989.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You're reminded how much Rohmer valued the sound of others' voices above all, and why going out on a whimper occasionally works wonders."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"Deliberately light and nonambitious (very little of consequence occurs in any of the tales), this nevertheless shows the filmmaker at nearly peak form."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Director Eric Rohmer does a remarkable job revealing the different values of two young women from divergent worlds."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The deep lure of his work is the suggestion that it is possible to be as articulate or as witty or even as extravagantly morose as a Rohmer character, to stumble across those undramatic moments of perfect grace on some beach or in some meadow."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"Four Adventures uses a country-mouse-and-city-mouse template to explore the morality, aesthetic sense, urban and rural savvy, and a host of other concerns."
‑ Jaime N. Christley, Slant Magazine
"Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle is vintage Eric Rohmer, a summery slice of life shot through with light and rife with the chatter of articulate nymphs."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"One of Eric Rohmer's most enchanting movies, this episodic seriocomedy is a delightfully well-observed look at a city girl-country girl friendship that transcends movie stereotypes and clichés."
‑ Frank Lovece, TV Guide's Movie Guide