Copacabana (2010)

A middle-aged bohemian belatedly discovers the joys of capitalism in this comedy from French writer and director Marc Fitoussi. Babou (Isabelle Huppert) spent most of her twenties and thirties living a footloose lifestyle, wandering from… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: July 7, 2010
DVD Release Date: March 8, 2011
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Glenn Dunks

The film finds occasional big laughs out of Huppert's observations of those around her and eventually warms the audience to this character.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Copacabana proves that Isabelle Huppert can do anything, including starring in a trivial mother-daughter dramedy that's beneath her considerable talents.

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Peter Galvin

Shot in grim, flat tones that's more in keeping with the style of the so-called 'mumble-core' indie genre, Copacabana is actually very smart and very funny in a brittle kind of way.

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Elise Nakhnikian
House Next Door

A frothy fantasy dressed up as a quirky character study, Copacabana is a mishmash of mismatched parts that left me feeling a little queasy.

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Rory Meyer
Empire Magazine Australasia

With a Gallic twist, Copacabana is a quirky feel-good comedy for the kook in us all.

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Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

The film maintains an amiable and warm through line about Babou's desire to reconnect with her disapproving daughter, but the real joy here comes from watching (Isabelle) Huppert hustle.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...entertaining yet far-from-engrossing...

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Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

An emotionally intelligent film this, with a keen sense of rhythm and balance from writer director Marc Fitoussi, who draws his characters with affection but never sentimentality.

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

Isabelle Huppert creates an intriguing character in this film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
One of the best female characters I have seen in a movie in a long time! I absolutely loved Isabelle Huppert here as the eccentric Babou. Lolita Chammah is… More