A Man and a Woman
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The ultimate "date" movie of the mid-1960s, director Claude Lelouch's A Man and a Woman (Un Homme et Une Femme) stars Jean-Louis Trintignant and Anouk Aimee in the title roles. The twosome meet at the boarding school where their children are enrolled. Aimee, an actress, misses her train home, and Trintignant, a professional race car driver, offers her a ride. It is the first of several friendly encounters which eventually blossom into love. Both want to commit to each other, but neither can shake the Past. The now-famous climactic scene in a train station was not scripted at the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's full of misty romps in the meadows, rain-soaked windshields, assorted puppies and lambs, and a 'bittersweet' theme song that drones incessantly on the sound track."
‑ Don Druker, Chicago Reader
"They seem two dimly sentient beings moved by memories of conventional affections and the compulsions of ordinary love."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Style is everything in Lelouch's romantic melodrama, one of the 1960s most popular international hits, due to the music and chemistry between the glamorous Anouk Aimee and the sexy Trintignant, both at their peak"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It gift-wraps the agonies and ecstasies of impish, beautiful people with kooky jobs and private pains in the shiny paper of gorgeously superficial imagery."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Anouk Aimee has a mature beauty and an ability to project an inner quality that helps stave off the obvious banality of her character, and this goes too for the perceptive Jean-Louis Trintignant as the man."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Enjoyable slick soap opera romance that did a big box office despite its superficial strains."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Pretty tepid romantic stuff here, but still a catchy title song."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Good for romantics"
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Notoriously schmaltzy but still undeniably eye-catching."
‑ , Time Out
"Effusively romantic, visually stunning, slightly bland."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Although bits of it will look hackneyed to current viewers, at the time it was sensationally sexy (and was a global smash hit) and it has retained an enjoyable sensuality and charm."
‑ , Film4
"an interesting piece of film history... that's lost much of its luster"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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