A Summer's Tale
A Summer's Tale (2014)

Gaspard (Melvil Poupaud), a recent university graduate, arrives at the seaside in Bretagne for three weeks' vacation before starting a new job. He's hoping his sort-of girlfriend, the fickle Léna (Aurélia Nolin), will join him… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: June 20, 2014
DVD Release Date: November 18, 2014
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With A Summer's Tale, Eric Rohmer continues his "Tales of the Four Seasons" in typically Rohmeresque fashion -- and for cineastes, that's excellent news indeed.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A Summer's Tale is one of those movies where it looks like nothing is happening ...

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The best films leave space for viewers to interpret the action. Here Rohmer insists on it.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

... suffice it to say that there is little or no reason to see this film.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Few directors could say as much with as little as Eric Rohmer.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

This is a movie of high innocence, set at a time in life when romantic love is still a frolic and the seaside is a balm that quells all ills.

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Joe Bendel
Epoch Times

Eric Rohmer characters never get a vacation from their personality hang-ups. Strangely, they are still good company, thanks to the auteur's feather-light touch.

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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic

There's a purity to the experience of watching a film so naturalistic, like living in someone else's life for two hours.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Astute, unhurried and gently amusing, it will be welcomed by the director's fans while serving as a fine introduction for those who know him not.

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Peter Labuza
The Film Stage

A piercingly funny work of indecision.

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