Non Ma Fille, Tu N'iras Pas Danser (Making Plans for Lena)
Non Ma Fille, Tu N'iras Pas Danser (Making Plans for Lena) (2010)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 10, 2012
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Holden
New York Times

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.

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Karina Longworth
Village Voice

Lena settles into a '70s American groove, with Mastroianni making an all-in, glam-free performance look easy.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

This study of a difficult woman, without a truly electrifying actress in the role, never catches fire.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Chiara Mastroianni's performance is the only saving grace of this tedious family drama.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

It's just an accumulation of bland incidents involving the central character and her family.

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Simon Foster

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...

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David Fear
Time Out New York

Christophe Honoré's character study is one monolithic mash note for Chiara Mastroianni.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

With Téchiné-like expertise, Honoré delicately weaves together the dramas of his characters' lives.

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