Antoine et Antoinette
Antoine et Antoinette (2013)

Jacques Becker's Antoine et Antoinette bears echoes of the early-talkie Rene Clair classic Le Million. Roger Pigaut plays Antoine, a foreman in a bookbinding factory, while Claire Maffei portrays his salesgirl wife Antoinette. The story… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 22, 1998
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

The film walks an evocative line between realism and fantasy, capturing the energetic effervescence of the City of Light and showing how it complements the unbreakable bond between our impassioned heroes.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

An oddly pedestrian monotony runs through Antoine and Antoinette -- a perceptible touch of stiffness in both the action and the idea.

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Film4

An enjoyable but slight bit of French comedy whose premise is far better than its execution.

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Aaron Cutler
Village Voice

Becker valued what he called "dead time," the little moments in life when nothing seems to be happening and in which people reveal themselves most fully.

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Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

It bubbles with an optimistic portrait of a happily married young couple, and a lively gallery of supporting characters worthy of a Preston Sturges farce.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

The director Jacques Becker laces this snappy, sentimental comic melodrama, from 1947, with streetwise details, from the stress and danger of factory work to the wiles of philandering housewives.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The thin plot revolves around a desperate search for a lost lottery ticket.

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