The Great Love
The Great Love (2012)

A young man nervously waits in a church on his wedding day. His daydream splashes time forward 10 years as he finds himself married and working for his father-in-law. He has a brief but profound affair with a new secretary before returning… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 19, 2012
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

A movie that wittily points to and sometimes upends its narrative.

Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Director and co-writer Etaix does a fine, funny job in his commentary on modern marriage (at least, marriage in late 1960s France) and infidelity and the damaging power of gossip.

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David Fear
Time Out

It may be a stretch to call the filmmaker a forgotten genius, but if nothing else, Le Grand Amour makes a case that Étaix was a fertile clown, overdue for a bow in the spotlight.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

This was the director's first film in color and both the French New Wave and the Swinging 60's show their influence.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Along the way, Étaix satirizes the marmoreal chill of the bourgeoisie, the small-town gossip mill, and, above all, the absurd yet agonized, blundering yet callous delusions of desire.

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Eric Broome
The attempt to cast French actor/writer/director Pierre Etaix as an unsung master of physical comedy is not misguided -- he really does have some marvelous… More