Just a Sigh
Just a Sigh (2014)

In JUST A SIGH, actress Alix (Emmanuelle Devos) meets a mysterious Irishman (Gabriel Byrne) on the train to Paris, where she is headed for an audition. Immediately drawn to him from this chance encounter, she follows him, and falls in love… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 21, 2014
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Devos manages to keep it afloat in the second half as the actress peels away for her own adventure and writer-director Jérôme Bonnell develops a subplot that will force the lovers to part for good.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

A bracingly romantic drama that's alive with a mature sense of passion and mystery.

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John Fink
The Film Stage

A complex experience, the pleasure of Just a Sigh exists mostly in its visuals, tonal shifts and performances.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

"Just a Sigh" lives up to its name. It disappears without a trace.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

You may complain that "Just a Sigh" is too episodic to cohere and that Alix's eccentricities are plot mechanisms. But to me, this fateful day-in-the-life feels believable.

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Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald

It adds up to a classy French melodrama that takes the strangers-on-a-train trope and produces an engaging love story.

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Marci Schmitt
Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Just a Sigh" charms, with its scenes of street musicians, philosophical debates and headstrong romance, as much as it poses dilemmas of fate and desire.

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Calum Marsh
Village Voice

The interiors of our likeable lovers have not been furnished substantially enough to suggest real lives beyond the hotel walls.

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Jamie S. Rich

The scenes with Devos and Byrne strive for some emotional relevance, but "Just a Sigh" keeps derailing on all the trivial things Alix gets up to.

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