My Worst Nightmare
My Worst Nightmare (2012)

She lives with her son and her husband in a well-to-do apartment opposite the chic Luxembourg gardens... He lives alone with his son in the back of a van. She is the director of a prestigious contemporary art foundation... He lives off odd… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 19, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 14, 2013
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Isabelle Huppert may be approaching self-parody as an icon of Gallic frigidity, yet the talented writer-director Anne Fontaine puts that to excellent use in this broad, obvious, but consistently funny bedroom farce.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

"My Worst Nightmare" isn't great, but it isn't apologizing for anything, either. Plus, I laughed out loud at least three times.

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Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix

The terrific leads dig into their clichéd roles and come up with characters to savor, and a relationship to root for.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

"My Worst Nightmare," though predictable, moves along nicely enough for most of its 99 minutes, thanks to an offbeat chemistry between Huppert (who's very good at looking appalled) and the very relaxed Poelvoorde.

Kyle Smith
New York Post

No one loves a broad comedy like the French, but Gallic touches of restraint tend to keep such light entertainment pleasing rather than blundering.

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Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine

The hilarity of the film creeps up slowly and from every angle, not through the facile immediacy of short-lived laughter.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

[Huppert] can't get laughs where there are none, and she can't buy a laugh in the movie's second half.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Its tepid satire of art world pretensions culminates with a visual dirty joke that is mildly amusing but still not worth the wait.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a terminally uneven piece of work that will leave most viewers flummoxed and frustrated.

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
Mike S
Blunt welfare case meets Parisian upper class. Sound familiar? <i>My Worst Nightmare</i>, at first glance, appears like plagiarism of the… More
Walter M.
With an upcoming gallery opening, Agathe(Isabelle Huppert) finds her plate full. Then there is a school meeting about standardized testing which is hijacked by… More
Jesse Ortega
This film is a pretty cliched look at relationships between people of different societal classes. Agathe is rich with a stick up her ass, she's… More