A Tale of Springtime
A Tale of Springtime (1992)

French filmmaker Eric Rohmer begins his Tales of the Four Seasons series with A Tale of Springtime about the reactions of a woman -- who prefers to maintain order and sense in her life -- when she is confronted with a less-than-orderly… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 1, 1992
DVD Release Date: March 5, 2002
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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Mr. Rohmer's films look like no one else's. They are direct and clean, the movie equivalent to prose that dispenses with adjectives and adverbs.

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Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

French film aficionados might find something satisfying about this little film, but apart from a unique Gallic perspective on the relationships that are presented in the film, there is little to hold the viewer's interest.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

We can recognized the rhythms of real life, in which personal drama sometimes has to wait while we attend to routine duties.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

I am beginning to see how each of his films is a small piece of the one lifelong movie he's be cobbling all these years. And I am beginning to see how who I am at different points in my life affects my responses.

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James Berardinelli

A Tale of Springtime presents a rare and wonderful opportunity to discover a trio of multidimensional cinematic characters. Once you've been introduced, you won't want to be parted from them, whether or not Springtime ends.

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

While it's true that his characters sometimes over-explain their motivations, on the whole A Tale of Springtime is up to Rohmer's usual standard.

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