Les Deux anglaises et le continent (Two English Girls)(Anne and Muriel)
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Les Deux anglaises et le continent (Two English Girls)(Anne and Muriel)
Among the great François Truffaut films, Two English Girls is likely the least known. Its story of a romantic triangle inevitably invites comparison to Truffaut's Jules and Jim, and not surprisingly, as both are based on novels by Henri-Pierre Roche (the only two novels Roche authored). Truffaut regular Jean-Pierre Leaud is Claude, the Frenchman who on a turn-of-the-century trip to Wales with his mother meets the Brown sisters, Anne (Kika Markham) and Muriel (Stacey Tendeter). Anne is a sculptress and more outgoing than Muriel, who is a teacher. Over the next 20 years, affections between… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's wonderful how offhand Franois Truffaut's best films feel. There doesn't seem to be any great effort being made; he doesn't push for his effects, but lets them flower naturally from the simplicities of his stories."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Georges Delerue's lovely score and fine performances by Markham and Tendeter keep another one of Truffaut's narcissistic escapades...watchable, but just barely"
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"An exhilarating viewing experience"
‑ Bob Wake, culturevulture.net
"A film of such beautiful, charming and comic discretion that it isn't until the end that one realizes it's also immensely sad and even brutal, though in the nonbrutalizing way that truth can sometimes be."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Overrated romantic triangle charmer."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"[A] bittersweet tale of love imperfectly expressed and passion unwisely spent."
‑ Don Druker, Chicago Reader
"The pace is leisurely in this bi-coastal love triangle and coming of age story"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile