Beloved (2012)

In the freewheeling Paris of the '60s, young Madeleine (Ludivine Sagnier) - who has gone from selling shoes to sleeping with men for money - falls for a handsome Czech doctor, Jaromil (Rasha Bukvic), who she soon marries and joins in… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 17, 2012
DVD Release Date: December 10, 2012
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Characters traipse around city streets singing 60s-style pop tunes in this ungainly, overconceived musical.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Somehow manages to feel sprawling and epic, while at the same time presenting an intimately observed view of two women's love lives.

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times

A bit heavy-handed when the tone of the piece isn't wavering uneasily between light and dark.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Honoré's a genuinely gifted eccentric of a filmmaker, but on the evidence of "Beloved," he could use a nap.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Skips around the decades, taking a minimalist approach to history - mostly by demonstrating how recent traumatic events have inconvenienced the love lives of its central characters.

Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

The film as a whole is a lugubrious French-pop disaster.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The plot of "Beloved," I'm afraid, may try your patience.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

It's a film full of turbulence and passion, as a mother and daughter embark on their separate journeys - their pasts and futures, their happiness and sorrow, intertwined.

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James Verniere
Boston Herald

Mining the French New Wave for material and inspiration invites death by comparison.

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William Dunmyer
Writer/director Christophe Honore and composer Alex Beaupain continue to reinvent the movie musical with "Beloved," a companion piece to their… More
Walter M.
After being mistaken for a prostitute in 1964, Madeleine(Ludivine Sagnier) decides to make a living of it for real. She rationalizes at least that way she will… More