Adore (2013)

Set in an Australian seaside town of otherworldly beauty and shot in lush 35mm Cinemascope, ADORE establishes an aura of fable as it follows two women's plunge into uncharted waters. Watts and Wright fearlessly engage with both the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 6, 2013
DVD Release Date: December 10, 2013
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Naomi Watts and Robin Wright give it their all, but they can't quite make Adore's trashy, absurd plot believable.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

With its soap-operatic performances, bonkbuster plotline and sparkling seafront setting, all 'Adore' really lacks is a cameo from Alf Stewart

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

Cast actresses with the skills that Naomi Watts and Robin Wright bring, give their obliviously icky story some arthouse visual lyricism, and you've got "Adore."

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Nick Dent
Time Out Sydney

Christopher Hampton's pared-back screenplay and Christophe Beaucarne's ravishing lensmanship locate the action in a reality that is only a blink away from the simmering landscape of the unconscious.

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Wesley Morris

Would Fontaine have made this film if the mothers looked like and were as old as Barbra Streisand and Kathy Bates and the sons weren't built like surfers? Of course not.

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Christy Lemire

Adore is, as my late mother would say in describing Sidney Sheldon novels, good trash.

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Damien Straker
Impulse Gamer

This film needed serious judgment: someone to rewrite the underwritten draft of the script and to have a firmer opinion on these terribly unappealing characters

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

This isn't an Oedipus complex. This is a Preposterous complex.

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Alonso Duralde

An exceedingly silly, sun-baked sex movie, the kind of import that adds just enough brains to its genitals to get into U.S. arthouses. (In the '70s, the mothers would have been played by Laura Antonelli and Sylvia Kristel.)

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Jim Schembri

There's more depth and feeling to the admittedly provocative premise of this twisted sexual drama than you might expect...It's the excoriating payoff to the story that makes Adoration a cautionary tale with a major sting.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
An insufferably dull film that is so moralist it is embarrassing, and it lacks any sense of direction or real conflict beyond an awkward, preposterous premise,… More
Thomas Johnston
A soap opera movie!
Nicki Marie
Very hard movie to review, this one. Reading that it is a French production does go part of the way to explain it - definitely this style of movie and storyline… More
Walter M.
In "Adore," the bond between best friends Lil(Naomi Watts) and Roz(Robin Wright) is even stronger after the death of Lil's husband in a car… More
Manu Gino
A Story About Common Interests. Decent Film! ADORE could have turned out really cheesy, but the very real characters, along with a nice blend of funny and sad… More
John Ballantine
Adore takes the leap of faith that two friends can date each others' sons in a small Australian seaside. Throw the believability right out the window.