Non Ma Fille, Tu N'iras Pas Danser (Making Plans for Lena)
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Non Ma Fille, Tu N'iras Pas Danser (Making Plans for Lena)
A recently divorced mother of two struggles to make the right decisions for her two young children amidst constant meddling by her overly intrusive family, who refuse to stop hassling her until she's found true happiness. Now the harder Lena (Chiara Mastroianni) works to get over her divorce from Nigel (Jean-Marc Barr), the more she realizes her family is the true source of her misery. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Makes you understand these spiky relationships in a visceral way. Even minor characters, with their strengths and faults and fits of irrationality, emerge as complicated, three-dimensional beings."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Lena settles into a '70s American groove, with Mastroianni making an all-in, glam-free performance look easy."
‑ Karina Longworth, Village Voice
"This study of a difficult woman, without a truly electrifying actress in the role, never catches fire."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Chiara Mastroianni's performance is the only saving grace of this tedious family drama."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"It's just an accumulation of bland incidents involving the central character and her family."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"The thought of an overnight stay with this eccentric, self-centred bunch - even in the beautiful countryside of Brittany - is chilling. 105 minutes was more than enough..."
‑ Simon Foster,
"Christophe Honoré's character study is one monolithic mash note for Chiara Mastroianni."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"With Téchiné-like expertise, Honoré delicately weaves together the dramas of his characters' lives."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine