Le nom des gens (The Names of Love)
Le nom des gens (The Names of Love) (2011)

Young extrovert Baya Benmahmoud lives by this classic motto: "Make love, not war." In order to convert them to her cause, she sleeps with her political enemies - which means a lot of men, because every conservative is her enemy.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 24, 2011
DVD Release Date: October 18, 2011
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

There's a taste of "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Something Wild" "Forces of Nature" and even "Bringing Up Baby," perhaps the best of the wild child-seduces-straight arrow romances.

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The elements of sex, race and religion spin in separate orbits, but the two likable leads hold them together as the film grows surprisingly serious.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Inspires a strange fascination, thanks mostly to an sometimes awe-inspiring indifference to matters of propriety or good taste.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

It's always entertaining, and it boasts a terrific performance from Sara Forestier.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It's all put across with such energy and good spirits that it feels brand new. If you don't enjoy this one, you don't like fun.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

An edgy French twist on the old Hollywood "meet cute" romance.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

A bit jarring while still totally disarming, The Names of Love stirs the pot in more ways than one.

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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post

It's a playfully sexy farce that plays like a Gallic "Annie Hall" - if Annie had been as blithe about nudity as Baya is.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

It's a credit to the talents of his cast as well as to Leclerc's ability to juggle comedy and drama that The Names of Love manages to be so winning a concoction.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Funny and thought-provoking, this delicious romantic comedy offers an intelligent commentary on politics and society but stands out more for its originality and… More
Jesse Ortega
Despite some issues with the movie laying on the themes of race and politics a little too heavily, this is probably among the better romantic comedies to come… More
Mark Abell
A romantic comedy as only the French can do it! Two unlikely characters meet and fall in love, although the road to get there is never smooth. Sarah Forestier,… More
Walter M.
"The Names of Love" starts with Arthur Martin(Jacques Gamblin), an expert in bird diseases, minding his own business on a call-in radio show, urging… More