Anna M.
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An innocent looking beauty uses her deceptively timid appearance to destroy the lives of strangers and friends alike in director Michel Spinosa's portrait of one woman's shocking descent into self-destruction. Despite the fact that Anna (Isabelle Carré) always appears calm and collected on the outside, beneath her skin boils a simmering cauldron of delusion and despair. When concerned but married Dr. Andre Zanevsky (Gilbert Melki) helps Anna to regain her mental footing following a near-fatal suicide attempt, the disturbed patient tragically misconstrues his professional kindness as… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A decent Parisian thriller that rides on the tails of a calling-card turn from Isabelle Carré as a lovelorn stalker-cum-social-menace who falls in love with her doctor."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"Isabelle Carré brings a raw emotion to this French language film that elevates it from a so-so psychological drama to something deeply chilling."
‑ , Daily Mirror [UK]
"Spinosa's film is stylish and careful not to over-dramatise."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Writer-director Michel Spinosa, harnessing a powerhouse central performance from Carré, has managed to hit the ground between giddy Hollywood thriller and brooding arthouse character piece."
‑ Kevin Maher, Times [UK]
"Unfortunately, as director Michel Spinosa has discovered, making a Fatal Attraction-esque thriller that's also a serious study of mental illness is a lot harder than it sounds."
‑ Ellen E Jones, Total Film
"An art-house spin on Fatal Attraction..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"None too persuasive."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"Think Fatal Attraction gone French and gone wrong."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"For a film that presents itself as a case-study, Anna M has no trouble in chucking plausibility out of the window - would she really get a job as a nanny with that loony smile and no references? - and suffers from a mystifying and unsatisfactory ending."
‑ Paul Arendt,
"Isabelle Carré is superb as Anna, but the problem is the tone. Caught between psychological study and thriller, it aims for both - but achieves neither."
‑ Matthew Turner, thelondonpaper
"The sheer ferocity of the central performance in this French psychological drama from writer-director Michel Spinosa is what saves it from being slightly one-dimensional."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"With a strong performance from Isabelle Carré, Anna M. is an entertaining film, but it is also confused and slight, and like its anti-heroine, is in need of a firmer grip on reality."
‑ Steve Watson, Film4
"Dodgy chapter titles and a ridiculous ending only confirm the impression that you're watching the art project of a second-year psychology student."
‑ Anna Hart, Empire Magazine
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