A Woman Is a Woman (Une femme est une femme)
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Director Jean-Luc Godard's deceptively blithe tribute to the musical comedy features Anna Karina as an exotic dancer who decides that it is time for her to have a child. When her lover refuses to commit to the decision, she turns her romantic attentions to his best friend. This being a Godard film, the straightforward story serves as a framework for improvisation and stylistic experimentation, allowing for odd interludes and unexpected images. Rather than the sometimes alienating, dense intellectualism of later Godard works, Une femme est une femme offers aesthetic pleasure through… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The result is brash, defiant, gaudy and infinitely fragile."
‑ , Time Out
"The most playful film to come out of the French New Wave, it's also the last time Jean-Luc Godard appeared to have any fun."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Analytical whimsy, captivating dissonance"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"One of the most enjoyable of all the master's works."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"You can sing and dance your way through life, but you'll have to do it naked, with men leering at you."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"A charming document of the great filmmaker's fanciful yet serious dreams for cinema."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Une Femme Est une Femme moves us now because it's so playful and the players are so young."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"In it's (own very funny) way, the inverting bricolage syntax of A Woman is a Woman is as challenging to comprehend as the allusive consciousness stream of an Eliot poem"
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"it is best known as Godard’s ‘tribute to Hollywood musicals,’ because of some offhand references to such films and his sporadic application of music. It is a playful treat, though it has endured because of the strength of the plot and n"
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"If Jacques Demy had been a sufferer of adult ADHD, he might have made a film very much like Jean-Luc Godard's A Woman is a Woman."
‑ Matt Bailey, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"A Woman Is a Woman may not have the urgency or the contradictions that made early Godard an icon, but in its new incarnation, it takes us back to a time when he could still provide the makings of a good argument."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"A Woman Is a Woman is slight and sometimes wearisome."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"It has a certain smugness about it that has always kept me at a distance from enjoying a Godard film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Godard remains stubbornly experimental, as in the defiant use of set, the chopped-up bits of Legrand's score looming up throughout; still it somehow charms."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"One of Godard's more approachable and enjoyable films, a black-comic tribute to musical romance"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
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