Love Songs
Love Songs (2008)

Though Love Songs (aka Les Chansons d'Amour) is not a film operetta per se, director Christophe Honoré and composer/lyricist/vocalist Alex Beaupain use that film to pay homage to the French movie musical as conceived by Jacques Demy in… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 21, 2008
DVD Release Date: June 17, 2008
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Love Songs is hampered by a lack of focus, but held together by Honore's deft direction and an engaging cast.

Jay Weissberg

Conceived by Honore as a tribute to a dead friend, the helmer is perhaps too close to his subject, never quite able to bring himself to linger on the grief that should be at pic's core.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Yes, it's weird. But it's wild card weird, with that thrill of never knowing what's coming next or when these Parisians are going to get musical on us.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

The terrific credit sequence sets the tone and the movie almost catches up.

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Andrew O'Hehir

This inexpressibly tender and lovely picture suggests that [Honoré's] developing into a major talent, one who can make the spirit of classic French movies come alive in a new world.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

You'll laugh. You'll swoon.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Another pansexual odyssey from Christopher Honoré; this one has singing

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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

As dark as these themes seem, in Honoré's capable hands, they become almost frothy and the perfect elements for a surprisingly joyous musical.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Love Songs finds the magic that the great screen musicals have -- the way a sad song can nonetheless leave an audience happy, or the way two voices blending seems to create something so much bigger.

Nora Lee Mandel

Sweetly plays on stereotypes of the French as obsessed with romance, or at least movie musicals, so regardless of any consistency or logic, love and singing conquer all.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
The songs are mostly nice (when the lyrics are not so irritatingly pretentious), but the film seems to wander around without a clear sense of purpose,… More
William Dunmyer
[font=Garamond][size=3]"Les Chansons d'Amour" (Love Songs) is somewhat unique in that it's a musical, and it's a celebration of… More
Matheus Carvalho
While it never remotely aproaches the greats of "Les Parapluies de Cherbourgh", which it borrows heavily from, it is a charming little musical with a… More
Mark Abell
A morbid French film about some beautiful, sexually ambivalent, young people dealing with the aftermath of an unavoidable tragedy. The film reminded this viewer… More
Arash Xak
After the almost unbearable first part(the departure) it follows the story & its characters in a more convincing & engaging way but not enough to save… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Love Songs" is a mildly entertaining pastische of the French New Wave that has a more modern take on sexuality. References… More