Changing Times (Les Temps Qui Changent)
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Changing Times (Les Temps Qui Changent)
Thirty years after their romance ended, a Antoine tries to win back the first love of his life. When he finds her again, he discovers she has changed much more than he could have imagined.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"French director Andre Techine sketches a family with the usual flaws, but takes the unusual step of not fixing them."
‑ Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times
"If Changing Times' last shots don't touch you, your heart may be frozen."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Here, the times are changing and so is the plot. In fact, you can expect a mood swing every five minutes, in a story so muddled even the strong cast, including Gerard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve, can't save it."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Clash of characters in love set against a clash of civilizations."
‑ Louis Proyect,
"A spare but rich film from French master technician Andrà (C) Tà (C)chinà (C)."
‑ Michele Kenner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Volatile and sometimes daring performances by Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu, Gilbert Melki, Malik Zidi, and Lubna Azabal (as twins) contribute to the highly charged and novelistic experience."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"... more drily sociological than dramatic."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"This poignant, flashback flick, is worthwhile for the opportunity to see a couple of seasoned pros, its very well-acquainted leads, Oscar-nominees Gerard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve, opposite each other again, for the seventh time in their careers."
‑ Kam Williams, Upstage Magazine
"Techine would have been better off ditching the supporting characters altogether and focusing on the relationship between Antoine and Cecile."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"[a] strangely moving love story"
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"... another gorgeous and immensely satisfying reminder that there are few better directors than Techine when it comes to capturing the vagaries of the heart."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Despite its weaknesses, Changing Times (Les Temps Qui Changent in French) is always watchable and even poignant from time to time."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"All but devoted cineastes will be disappointed."
‑ Rex Roberts, Film Journal International
"[Techine's] observations of culture clashes... are thought-provoking but - like most of the movie - keep the audience emotionally separated from the characters' hearts."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"Techine is so intrigued by the dramatic differences between the sisters that you might not even notice they are the same actress."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
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