Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles)
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Alain Resnais, one of the towering figures of the French New Wave, demonstrates he still has plenty to say in this drama based on a novel by Christian Gailly. Marguerite (Sabine Azéma) is a successful dentist with a busy practice and an offbeat hobby, flying small airplanes. One day, while running errands, Marguerite loses her wallet, and it's found by Georges (André Dussollier), a seemingly happy man with a wife, Suzanne (Anne Consigny), and two children (Vladimir Consigny and Sara Forestier). As Georges looks through the wallet and examines the photos of Marguerite, he finds he's… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

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"Alain Resnais keeps sprouting marvelous artistic herbage at an age when most of his contemporaries are pushing up grass from a different perspective."
‑ Jonathan F. Richards, Film.com
"Wild Grass might be the strangest film I've seen all year. Maybe all millennium. Is it any good? Quite frankly, I have no idea."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"A confounding psychodrama that made me laugh in the scenes that were meant to be serious and remain mute in the scenes that were meant to be amusing."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Director Alain Resnais’ roundabout romance about missed connections and misplaced intentions is gorgeous to watch but difficult to track."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"Wild Grass is the vision of Alain Resnais. He suggests that anything can happen in movies. Or in our imaginations."
‑ Tony Macklin, tonymacklin.net
"At age 88, Resnais hasn't lost his capacity to confound."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Along with such fantasy elements as rich, primary colors and an ending that suggests we've jumped to some other cinematic dimension, Wild Grass, like compulsive filmmaking, embraces the intensity of subjective experience..."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"Resnais is having fun here, possibly at the expense of audiences who demand tradition."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"I recognize the Resnais I love in this movie, poking through here and there, a fumble-fingered god experimenting with his creation: a wobbly, lopsided world warmed by its maker's affection."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Resnais' funky, frothy bonbon of a film is nevertheless a breathtaking sight to see."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"What can you say: The French sure know how to make pretty pictures."
‑ Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic
"At 88, the legendary French director Alain Resnais has earned the right to make whatever movie he wants, even a smug deconstructionist parlor game like Wild Grass. Thankfully, this doesn't require you to watch it."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"... a delightful reminder of the romantic streak and cinematic whimsy still in this 88-year-old cinema elder."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
"Wild Grass is about the randomness of life, and how the meaning behind arbitrary events is incomprehensible and opaque. This also describes what the experience of watching the film is like."
‑ Christopher Lloyd, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Wild Grass is nearly the same movie as Amelie, only minus the charm and the appeal."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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