Dans Paris (Inside Paris)
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French sex symbols Romain Duris and Louis Garrel join screen icons Guy Marchand and Marie-France Pisier in writer-director Christophe Honoré's four-character chamber drama Dans Paris (Inside Paris). Duris plays Paul, a young man in his early thirties who splits with his girlfriend. Feeling depressed, he opts to move into a flat with his brother Jonathan (Garrel, who also narrates) and their father (Marchand). The ladykiller Jonathan slyly attempts to talk Paul into a shopping trip to lift his spirits, but ends up venturing out alone and engages in rendezvous with several women. Meanwhile,… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

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"A lighthearted riff on heavy themes, Dans Paris is a knowing throwback to the playful, profound works of the early French New Wave."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"The situation is less interesting than Honoré's eclectic style..."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Dans Paris is not merely allusive to the French New Wave, it's practically Tarantino-esque."
‑ Robert Horton, Film Comment Magazine
"If watching mopey naked French people is your idea of a date night, this is your movie."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"If an admirable attempt at the iconoclastic, Dans Paris is too much film school for an afternoon. Lacks even the modest structure and resolution that most audiences will demand."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"Moody, mannered and supremely irritating."
‑ Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times
"Dans Paris is limned with human stumbling, snatches of temporary joy laced with existential disquiet and the desperation of souls at sea in a sterile universe but not to be denied grasps of pleasure."
‑ Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune
"It shouldn't work, but it does, as a vibrant, modern re-imagining of the New Wave aesthetic, at once mopey, sweet, playful and madly in love with Americana and cinema itself."
‑ Robert Davis, Paste Magazine
"Almost overwhelmingly dark and downbeat, which nearly makes the whole thing unwatchable."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"The personal disconnections and interpersonal bonds the film explores are timeless."
‑ Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
"Dans Paris has a lot of whining about women, interrupted with impulsive trysts and bouts of dancing."
‑ Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times
"By the time it's over, you feel as if you've taken a graduate course at UCLA film school."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"will induce a shortage in precious vacation days, stirring up visions of oneself mimicking the carefree Jonathan, gallivanting about Paris without a care in the world"
‑ Marlow Stern, Manhattan Movie Magazine
"Dans Paris is an odd, off-kilter drama that lurches along for a while -- the disconnected scenes seem almost to be bumping into each other at random -- until, in the final scenes, it all comes together."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"There's something breathtaking about this melodically melancholic homage to the French New Wave and the City of Lights herself ... as modernly poignant as it is retro-seductive."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Premiere Magazine
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