Not Here to Be Loved (Je Ne Suis Pas La Pour Etre Aime)
Not Here to Be Loved (Je Ne Suis Pas La Pour Etre Aime) (2007)

A weary "hussier de justice" whose job it is to deliver the paperwork preceding eviction and seizure of property forges a warm but tenuous relationship with a doubtful bride-to-be in director Stephane Brize's melancholy slice… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 1, 2008
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Wally Hammond
Time Out

A very impressive debut and one of the best French films of the year.

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Tom Dawson
BBC.com

Although the prevailing mood is melancholic, there's also a welcome vein of dry humour at work here

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Anthony Quinn
Independent

The only film worth seeing this week is Not Here To Be Loved, a modest French comedy that has more expressive subtlety and romance in it than Soderbergh and co will ever manage, even unto Ocean's Umpteen.

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Total Film

This tale of unlikely love is an equally unlikely charmer.

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Anton Bitel
Film4

The small scale of this melancholic romantic comedy is offset by its big themes. Bleak, well observed and dryly funny.

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Helen OHara
Empire Magazine

Cross-generational borderline friendships are all the rage this Winter, but Venus this ain't.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Parsons
Streaked with melancholia and dark humour, this unsentimental drama about characters finding things missing in their lives and trying to change benefits from… More