Heading South
Heading South (2006)

A trio of lonely, middle-aged American women finds their growing disillusionment with stateside men leading them to seek emotional comfort and sexual gratification in the arms of young Haitian man in Time Out director Laurent Cantet's… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: July 7, 2006
DVD Release Date: February 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As touching as it is disturbing, Heading South is an unconventional exploration of desire and longing, with superb performances and direction.

Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Exploring female desire in a way films rarely do, Heading South is a film of sometimes subtle, sometimes blunt metaphors for the interaction of rich and pauperized countries.

Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

An unsettling drama by the director of two other remarkable films about class illusions, Human Resources and Time Out.

Fernando F. Croce

Displays an almost Fassbinder-like sensitivity to emotional shifts in power

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The regal Rampling has never been finer, and Cesar makes his character surprisingly proud and sympathetic.

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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

The movie avoids devolving into polemic by treating its characters as individuals.

Cole Smithey

A trio of middle-aged white women from different backgrounds relish the tropical pleasures of '70s era Haiti, which includes local teenage gigolos, in writer/director Laurent Cantet's problematic filmic adaptation of three short stories by Dany Laferriere

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The film offers something unusual, a tragic spectacle of normal, recognizable and utterly sympathetic people condemning themselves.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

In its way, the film is a piercing indictment, though it makes its point without much screaming, hectoring or preening. It's quietly terrific.

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Robert Davis
Paste Magazine

What Heading South says through careful omission or brief allusion is often more interesting than what it says on the clunky surface.

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[font=Century Gothic]"Heading South" takes place in Haiti in the late 1970's where Brenda(Karen Young), a 48 year-old woman, returns after a… More