Je T'Aime, Je T'Aime
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In this provocative sci-fi drama from Alain Resnais, a man wakes up in a hospital after an attempted suicide. He has invented a time machine that has proven effective, but only transports the subject back in time for one minute. Upon his release, he gets his hands on the machine to go back to a time he fondly remembers spending with a woman he apparently has feelings about. The two stroll on the beach before she leaves for Scotland. He follows her, but tragedy ensues and it is not clear if he has killed her or if she died an accidental death. The time-machine angle of the film features a… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It is a tragedy of human existence to be helplessly aware of time's passing, and to lose time during the act of longing for it. Something in this is also funny."
‑ Aaron Cutler, Village Voice
"Resnais's interest lies in how [a] steady drip of quotidian moments can be individually parsed and how the steadiness endows the material with dimension and weight."
‑ David Gregory Lawson, Film Comment Magazine
"What separates us from the beasts, the movie implies, is our capacity for emotion-as much our undoing, finally, as it is a saving grace."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"Alain Resnais's film opens on a formally conservative note and proceeds to rip it to shreds."
‑ Steve Macfarlane, Slant Magazine
" art-house experiment that completely (and distressingly) squanders its promising setup."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A near-abstract quilt of echoing lines and harmonies, altogether dazzling, virtually unseen yet immensely influential"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
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