Let it Rain (Parlez-moi de la pluie)
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Let it Rain (Parlez-moi de la pluie)
Agathe Villanova is a self-centered, workaholic feminist politician who, upon reluctantly returning to her home in the south of France to sort out her mother's affairs, runs for a local election. Upon her arrival, Agathe grudgingly agrees to take part in a documentary being made by the blundering duo of Karim, an aspiring filmmaker, and self-professed "reporter" Michel, on the subject of "successful women." As Agathe's life hilariously unravels, the camera is there to capture it all.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Not a laugh riot, but neither is it played for melodrama."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"The character conflicts are so decorously handled that after a while the whole enterprise begins to seem more like a good waiter than a good story."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"The genial comedy reaches for understated satirical moments."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Not funny "ha-ha" but funny "huh?""
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Refreshingly (for American audiences, anyway), everyone in "Let It Rain" has genuinely good intentions."
‑ Eric Kohn, indieWIRE
"It's graceful in presenting its ideas, and what emerges is not a polemic but a kind of snapshot of modern-day concerns."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Beautifully strange and affecting..."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"For all the affairs, the jealousy, the self-involvement and the obliviousness of some characters, these are lives in lower case..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
"Agnès Jaoui's light farce is so crafty that one might not notice that the breezy story is really about a successful woman getting cut down to size for being too controlling."
‑ Stan Hall, Oregonian
"The performances are excellent, even if none of the characters are all that likeable or involving. Bacri and Debbouze make an intriguing double act."
‑ Ed Scheid, Boxoffice Magazine
"At times Let It Rain recalls one of those Katharine Hepburn comedies where the New Woman gets cut down to size so as not to intimidate the Old-School Men. Yet the film so likably deflates the pompous and pumps up the humble that it's hard not to like."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A movie in which everyone was this disappointed, and nobody changed, would be a very sad film, and that's not Jaoui's intent. She's not a cynic but a humanist and, by the end of the film, most of these people have taken some steps toward change."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Incapable of rising above mere pleasantness."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"May be a light lunch compared to the full meal of some other recent French offerings but it still tastes damn good."
‑ Brian Tallerico, Movie Retriever
"...funnier than [Jaoui's] earlier films and specializes in commenting on how a character's strength or fragility affects their relationships."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
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