Cet Amour-Là
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In the later years of her life, French author Marguerite Duras lives in a self-destructive haze, plagued by writer's block and the physical effects of alcoholism. She shuts herself off from the world, until Yann Andrea, a man thirty-six years her junior, pays her a visit, and soon, the two commence a passionate affair.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a tender, sympathetic film from a gifted writer-director, Algerian-born Josee Dayan, who obviously adores Moreau, Duras and literature."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Alive and affecting."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Neither character comes off too well."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Moreau brings to the role the sophistication, creative passion and weary wariness only a fellow great artist could evoke with such effortless conviction."
‑ Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
"I think we're supposed to feel sad when Duras dies at the end, but I was just glad this incredibly boring movie finally ended."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal
"Like its subject, Cet Amour-La has a knack for making you focus on the beauty beneath the imperfections."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"Cet Amour-Là founders on the difficulty that faces all movies about artists -- how to contextualize the work into the life without putting the audience to sleep."
‑ Ella Taylor, L.A. Weekly
"Moreau's small but telling glances are all the movie has to reveal Duras' loneliness and yearning for a last embrace, but at times it's almost enough."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"Moreau ... who knew Duras quite well and starred in no fewer than four films based on the writer's work, perfectly embodies her friend, and is thoroughly magnificent."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It is a great story, but it hasn't been translated to the screen."
‑ C.W. Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle
"[Moreau] now in her mid-70s, takes charge of her scenes with an iron-fisted authority that refuses to acknowledge the inert movie around her."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Dayan never makes the love story accessible to us, never makes us understand what there is between this couple."
‑ Mary F. Pols, Contra Costa Times
"Moreau presents a magnificently ravaged lioness in winter, feisty as all hell, with occasional tenderness peeking through like rays through storm clouds."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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