Café de Flore
Café de Flore (2012)

Cafe de Flore is a love story about people separated by time and place but connected in profound and mysterious ways. Atmospheric, fantastical, tragic and hopeful, the film chronicles the parallel fates of Jacqueline, a young mother with a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 2, 2012
DVD Release Date: January 14, 2014
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

A forgettable film.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Feels less like a movie than like a cinematic jigsaw puzzle whose agitation undermines the very continuity it wants to portray.

Richard Haridy

You may not ultimately agree with Valée's big spiritual pay off (it may be interpreted as a mere excuse for a middle-aged man to have an affair) but it's undeniably gripping, creative, and brash cinema.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

It's terribly long and repetitive for so delicately dreamy a diptych, and at times the modern-day story feels like little more than a drawn-out apologia for the wandering male gaze.

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Neil Young
Hollywood Reporter

Decade-hopping metaphysical romance descends into overwrought histrionics.

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Glenn Dunks

Café de Flore very much floored me and its enigmatic charm continued to weasel its way into my mind long after it was over.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Goes from intriguing to irritating.

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Brian Miller
Village Voice

This mushy, mystical French-Canadian melodrama tries to make parallel a pair of love stories: one between preteens with Down syndrome in 1969 Paris, and the second between a Quebecois DJ and his new amour some 40 years later.

Mike Scott

An intriguingly unconventional drama that revels in dreamy interludes, stream-of-consciousness montages and weighty drama - but that never lives up to its stylistic promise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
The two types of love that it presents are not comparable and the consequences of Jacqueline's obsession are just ludicrous, but this is a mysteriously… More
Walter M.
"Cafe de Flore" is an endearing and thought provoking movie that wonders if some things are always meant to be. Jumping back and forth skillfully… More
'Cafe de Flore'. Love, its dizzying highs and lows, and everything else in between, in this brave, stunning, deeply affecting film. I am still… More
Matt Fish
A fascinating, emotional take on the subtleties of love, "Cafe De Flore" is one of the best efforts to come out of Quebec cinema since Denis… More
Edward Boxler
Jean-Marc Vallee is one of Canada's most daring and best filmmakers. In fact, Canada's best films tend to come from Quebec - Incendies, The Barbarian… More
John Ballantine
Absolutely haunting and brilliant story telling. This one stays with you long after the final credits. One of the most original Canadian scripts that I have… More