Pauline & Paulette
Pauline & Paulette (2002)

Pauline is mentally handicapped, and when one of her sisters dies, she is left on her own. She is taken in by another sister, Paulette, as a temporary measure, but as time goes on, Paulette's attitudes change and the sisters become… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 13, 2002
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Pauline and Paulette is a gently poignant, compassionate tale.

Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly

The film's plainness, and the understated force of van der Groen and Petersen's performances, sharpen its complexity of feeling until all mawkishness is cut away.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The acting in Pauline And Paulette is good all round, but what really sets the film apart is Debrauwer's refusal to push the easy emotional buttons.

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Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

About as satisfying and predictable as the fare at your local drive through.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A moving tale of love and destruction in unexpected places, unexamined lives.

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Globe and Mail

Although there's nothing profound about Pauline and Paulette, it does have a few memorably sly digs at the kinds of things we believe to be profound.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Lovely Beligian film about a mentally challenged sixty-six year old woman who tutors all those around her in wide-eyed wonder.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It's rare to find a film to which the adjective 'gentle' applies, but the word perfectly describes Pauline & Paulette.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Simple, poignant and leavened with humor, it's a film that affirms the nourishing aspects of love and companionship.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A small gem from Belgium.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Laura Cameron
A wonderfully sweet and simple film, sentimental but never sappy. I found it completely absorbing thanks to outstanding performances and great art direction, I… More