Same Old Song
Same Old Song (1999)

In this homage to acclaimed TV scripter Dennis Potter (1935-1994), famed 75-year-old French director Alain Resnais (Hiroshima, Mon Amour, Last Year at Marienbad) has actors lip-synch in a manner instantly recalling Potter's Pennies from… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 15, 1999
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A comedy about real estate and class differences, this was the biggest hit of Resnais' career in France, superbly capturing Paris in the 90s.

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Beth Accomando

Sublime work from an old but still innovative French New Waver.

Greg Muskewitz

A multi-layered love story and meditation on the natural human condition, where the characters lip sync to famous French songs, current pop, and older music as well, used as inner-monologues, dialogue and thought.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

This is a puny benefit for a device that's arbitrary and precious and results in slowing down scenes and conversations for no reason but cuteness.

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TV Guide

Densely plotted and endearingly neurotic.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

A tired tune, conducted by a maestro who appears to be tone-deaf.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

By the end of the film you've become more than superficially acquainted with six recognizable and complicated individuals. How many movie musicals can make that claim?

Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

Give Resnais credit for trying something different.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

In his middle seventies, Resnais is still going full-tilt.

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