Girl on the Bridge (La Fille sur le Pont)
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Girl on the Bridge (La Fille sur le Pont)
A woman's long history of bad luck starts to change when she puts her life on the line in this romantic drama. Adèle (Vanessa Paradis) is a 22-year-old woman whose life seems to have been a long series of miscalculations; she's never had much luck with love, life, or career, and is standing on a bridge overlooking the Seine one night, contemplating suicide, when she's approached by a man named Gabor (Daniel Auteuil). Gabor announces he's a knife-thrower who needs a new human target for his act. Would Adèle be interested? Adèle's immediate answer is to jump into the water,… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What's best about the movie is its playfulness."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"It's a mish-mash of bits of old movies, but they've been wrapped up nicely."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"It is artfully directed by Leconte with his choppy camera work matching the Mediterranean's bubbly sea movements..."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"a uniquely original and superbly accomplished work"
‑ Arthur Lazere, culturevulture.net
"A lovely, hopelessly romantic little bauble that catches the light no matter how you turn it."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"The entire film hinges on the performances."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"A magical film in all senses."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"A flamboyant, theatrical, speculative and goofy film about a reckless, chaste, tragic love affair, one that's only-but also gloriously-fit for the movies."
‑ Peter Henne, Film Journal International
"an oddly amusing and touching work"
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"A smart, funny and touching film that's packed with symbolism while not seeming the slightest bit heavy or overly intellectual."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"As an exploration of love, luck, and telepathy, The Girl on the Bridge is a beguiling film from start to finish."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"It shows a lightness of style and a command of craft that make it a delectable treat, if not a terribly fulfilling one."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
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