Non Ma Fille, Tu N'iras Pas Danser (Making Plans for Lena)
Non Ma Fille, Tu N'iras Pas Danser (Making Plans for Lena) (2010)

In this touching comedy-drama, divorcée Lena (Chiara Mastroianni) struggles to raise her two sons and realizes her meddling extended family is causing the majority of her problems. After a series of criticisms, she makes an effort to stand… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 20, 2010
DVD Release Date: July 10, 2012
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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Makes you understand these spiky relationships in a visceral way. Even minor characters, with their strengths and faults and fits of irrationality, emerge as complicated, three-dimensional beings.

Karina Longworth
Village Voice

Lena settles into a '70s American groove, with Mastroianni making an all-in, glam-free performance look easy.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

This study of a difficult woman, without a truly electrifying actress in the role, never catches fire.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Chiara Mastroianni's performance is the only saving grace of this tedious family drama.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

It's just an accumulation of bland incidents involving the central character and her family.

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Simon Foster

The thought of an overnight stay with this eccentric, self-centred bunch - even in the beautiful countryside of Brittany - is chilling. 105 minutes was more than enough...

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David Fear
Time Out

Christophe Honoré's character study is one monolithic mash note for Chiara Mastroianni.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

With Téchiné-like expertise, Honoré delicately weaves together the dramas of his characters' lives.

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