Regular Lovers
Regular Lovers (2005)

Touted in many circles as a response to The Dreamers (2003) -- Bernardo Bertolucci's ode to Paris in May 1968 -- Philippe Garrel's Regular Lovers (aka Les Amants Réguliers) explores the same events cinematically but undertakes a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 11, 2005
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2007
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Manohla Dargis
New York Times

This tender portrait of late-1960s French youth stars Louis Garrel as François, a 20-year-old Parisian struggling through the fires of revolutionary promise and its smoldering remains.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Garrel is not just an artless aesthete, he is unexpectedly and intensely romantic -- imagining and realizing a character who can die for love.

Philip French

It's a lethargic, meandering picture that takes a largely uncritical view of its narcissistic characters.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Not much happens, but the director keeps our attention nevertheless.

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Ben Walters
Time Out

It's clearly an intensely personal project for the director, who was 20 himself in '68 (and shooting the riot police in 35mm) and has also cast his father Maurice and the music of his partner Nico.

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Tom Dawson

A melancholy meditation upon both the events of May 1968 in Paris and a doomed love affair.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

Regular Lovers isn't a folly-of-youth story that aches with emotion, like Au Revoir, Les Enfants or The Squid And The Whale. It's drier, and simpler. You are there. Iris out.

David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Despite debunking some of the romantic myths surrounding this fascinating time, Philippe Garrel's ambitious May '68 epic is more interested in mood than drama and, thus, devotes too much time to posturing introspection.

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Boyd van Hoeij

Just shy of three hours, this is of the admirable, artistic type that one should certainly see, but preferably at home, where the fast forward button is just within reach.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Elvira B
Les Amants Reguliers is a slice of French new wave in the 2000s. Phillipe Garrel's exploration, interpetration, re-creation of the golden age of French… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Regular Lovers" is a purposefully ambiguous movie about the youth culture of the late 60's in France with a special focus… More
Dimitris Springer
Bold cinema,you'd feel it was like some sort of nouvelle vague homage despite the monotony of the characters and their "rebellious" attitude.I… More