Presque rien (Come Undone)
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A young man experiences the joys and agonies of first love in this drama from France. Mathieu (Jeremie Elkaim) is a teenager who is spending the summer with his family at a seaside home in Brittany. Things have been tense for Mathieu's family lately; his youngest sibling recently succumbed to cancer, and his mother (Dominique Reymind) is still dealing with the loss, while his sister Sarah (Laetitia Legrix) is cold and difficult. As Mathieu deals with his family's tricky emotional situation, he notices a boy named Cedric (Stephane Rideau), who appears to be a year or two older and seems… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Come Undone is the coming-of-age romance French-style, with emotions nuanced, effects subtle. But it's also achingly slow, at times bleak and, in the end, frustratingly and regrettably, rather pointless."
‑ Loren King, Boston Globe
"Although Come Undone deals with serious, difficult subjects ... it handles them kindly and with little angst."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"The sex scenes are bluntly beautiful, the boys are natural, superb actors, and you'll find yourself more than ready to embrace "Come Undone" as one of the great tales of amour."
‑ Brandon Judell, UK
"If you found films like But I'm a Cheerleader or Edge of Seventeen profoundly unimaginative, Sebastien Lifshitz, making his directorial debut, has something to show you."
‑ Kevin John Bozelka, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"A grey, sullen treatment of an increasingly hackneyed subject, marked by opaque characterizations and a fractured, disjointed narrative style."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"While Come Undone has some explicit material, what makes it a mature and special work is its embrace of the knotty and unfamiliar."
‑ Patrick Z. McGavin, Chicago Tribune
"A delicately managed piece that is by turns intimately detailed and elliptical."
‑ Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer
"It is heartfelt, and is full of intense feelings and insights into love."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"If you leave the theater for even a minute, you'll be lost, given the way Come Undone jumps around."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Lifshitz has made a serious, at times quite genuine coming-out drama."
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
"Those who like to explore movies will find plenty to admire."
‑ Charles Ealy, Dallas Morning News
"Sticks to a standard of emotional honesty in following Mathieu's journey, and casting a shrewd eye as he stumbles toward self-awareness."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"Hopefully, even those who fail to accept the director's stylistic experiments will still appreciate the beautifully acted, disarming picture of youth and love."
‑ Edward Johnson-Ott, NUVO Newsweekly
"A highly credible, if rather unexceptional, look at the many insecurities and occasional joys of young love."
‑ Michael Thomson,
"Deals with sex in terms of feelings, deep feelings, and with no need to reach for a cheap punch line in order to make everything 'acceptable' for audiences."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
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