Boy Meets Girl (1984)
Boy Meets Girl (1984) (1984)

A depressed aspiring filmmaker falls in love with a suicidal young woman in this off-beat French drama, the second feature from director Leos Carax. Both have been recently dumped by their lovers and neither is coping very well. They meet… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 21, 1984
DVD Release Date: November 18, 2014
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

The director's slight uncertainty creates a fascinating tension that works in Boy Meets Girl's favor. You empathize with the characters' struggles even as they are both kept at a critical distance.

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Scott Tobias
The Dissolve

Carax excels at creating a space that's a luxury for viewers to occupy.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...shares the punk sensibilities of other films...which came out that year but also establishes themes and stylistic choices, many borrowed from the French New Wave, which would carry through Carax's own filmography.

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Calum Marsh
Village Voice

A debut feature of extraordinary passion and vigor.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

Leo Carax's first film seizes on a particular element of intellectualized youthful ennui with uncommon clarity and ferocity.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Pensively poetic.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Ecstatic cinema and ecstatic living join together in a pressurized promise of glory and misery, a flameout waiting to happen-and to be filmed.

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Cole Smithey

[VIDEO ESSAY] "Boy Meets Girl" is a passionate cinematic work that echoes the brilliant dramatic effects Leos Carax has achieved with his other films ("The Night is Young," "The Lovers on the Bridge," "Pola X," and "Holy Motors").

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
William Dunmyer
For an avant-garde film, "Boy Meets Girl," Leos Carax' debut release, is surprisingly tender. This is my first viewing of any Carax film, and I… More