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A middle-aged bohemian belatedly discovers the joys of capitalism in this comedy from French writer and director Marc Fitoussi. Babou (Isabelle Huppert) spent most of her twenties and thirties living a footloose lifestyle, wandering from place to place and never holding a job longer than she had to. But while this way of living agreed with Babou, her daughter Esmeralda (Lolita Chammah) never much cared for it, and now that she's in her twenties and engaged to wed Justin (Joachim Lombard), a successful salesman, she'd prefer it if Babou could finally settle down and start looking after… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film finds occasional big laughs out of Huppert's observations of those around her and eventually warms the audience to this character."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"With a Gallic twist, Copacabana is a quirky feel-good comedy for the kook in us all."
‑ Rory Meyer, Empire Magazine Australasia
"The film maintains an amiable and warm through line about Babou's desire to reconnect with her disapproving daughter, but the real joy here comes from watching (Isabelle) Huppert hustle."
‑ Jim Schembri, The Age (Australia)
"Fun, affirming and supremely joyful, Copacabana is a superb reminder that life is about the journey, not the destination."
‑ Alice Tynan, Concrete Playground
"...entertaining yet far-from-engrossing..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"An emotionally intelligent film this, with a keen sense of rhythm and balance from writer director Marc Fitoussi, who draws his characters with affection but never sentimentality."
‑ Jason Di Rosso, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"Isabelle Huppert creates an intriguing character in this film."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
"A pleasant enough interlude, Copacabana doesn't actually get us there ... to Copacabana or to 'there' as a film, even though everyone does a great job."
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"Copacabana proves that Isabelle Huppert can do anything, including starring in a trivial mother-daughter dramedy that's beneath her considerable talents."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"Shot in grim, flat tones that's more in keeping with the style of the so-called 'mumble-core' indie genre, Copacabana is actually very smart and very funny in a brittle kind of way."
‑ Peter Galvin,
"Could have benefited from extra editing to lift the more leaden moments."
‑ Alicia Malone, FILMINK (Australia)
"The lack of cynicism from the filmmakers and the lead character means that Copacabana ends up being an extremely charming and sweet film, pleasingly revealing yet another side to the chameleon-like Isabelle Huppert."
‑ Thomas Caldwell, Cinema Autopsy
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