The Man of My Life
The Man of My Life (2007)

The family that centres the story is typically middle-class, but just happens to be well-adjusted and happy. Frederic is deeply in love with his wife, Frederique, and they have a jolly, rambunctious child. There are no clouds on their… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 3, 2007
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2007
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

The Man of My Life has a hard time working up much beyond its visual prettiness.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

A sumptuously illustrated but shallow fable of the grass-is-greener conflict between freedom and commitment.

Don Willmott

Ultimately, there aren't any pointed conclusions about the meaning of life here other than the rather obvious one that under the still waters of an idyllic Provencal river, the currents run deep

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

he film has a loose, easy rhythm befitting its sun-splashed look.

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Melissa Anderson
Time Out

Too much emphasis is placed on wall text that swirls around like the worst Magnetic Poetry.

Armond White
New York Press

The most visually resplendent movie so far this year (photographed by Michel Amathieu), yet it lacks the rich balance of sex and intellect that makes an André Téchiné film great.

Abigail Deutsch
Village Voice

All too often, though, characters bandy about platitudes like they're tennis balls...or shout for no reason.

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David Rooney

A drama that steadily succumbs to self-conscious artiness, drunk on its own sense of contrived poetry and cloudy existential reflection.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

If the film ultimately amounts to little more than a midlife coming-of-age story, it's richly imagined and filled with fanciful touches that are in keeping with its passionate subject.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
William Dunmyer
"The Man of My Life," the second film from French filmmaker / screenwriter / actress Zabou Breitman, isn't very good, but at least it's… More
jay nixon
Beautiful images, good acting.