Sagan
Sagan (2008)

In 1958, Françoise Sagan is not yet 30. Her first novels have made her rich and famous. She leads a frivolous and wild life, surrounded by her group of friends. On Aug. 8 of that same year, at the Deauville casino, she bets her final chips… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 11, 2008
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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

[The film] traps Françoise in a film so bland you would think it was depicting the lives of Isaac Funk and Adam Wagnalls and their attempts to publish a cheap, yet informative, encyclopedia.

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Craig Mathieson
sbs.com.au

To reference the other Sagan, this movie is something of a black hole. Then again, it wasn't conceived as a movie.

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Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

What really damns it as literary biography is that it gives you little incentive to go back to her books.

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Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

This biopic, from respected film maker Diane Kurys gives Sylvie Testud a chance to channel this witty, amusing woman and let us think about her life. But it bustles along so fast my sympathy was only intermittently engaged.

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Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)

Edited down from its original incarnation as a two-part TV mini-series, the film in memory becomes a series of scenes with Sagan staggering about dropping drunken bons mots. Nothing can redeem this laughable material.

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Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground

It is with a sense of mere interested detachment that you learn about Sagan?s lovelorn, reckless existence.

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Jim Mitchell
Trespass

If Sagan is an underappreciated literary icon as the filmmakers imply, they've failed to restore her memory any glory with this underwhelming, uninspiring portrait.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

Sagan's fascinating life has been presented in a rather mundane fashion by Diane Kurys; it's chronologically plodding with a wall-papering of Sagan's writings on life and love in voice-over.

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Ben McEachen
Empire Magazine Australasia

Glum, grey portrait of an unhappy life.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"Sagan" is an anecdotal and breezy biopic about Francoise Sagan(Sylvie Testud), nee Quoirez, the famed French writer, whose best scene involves a very… More