The Moderns
The Moderns (1988)

In this witty comedy set in 1920s Paris, an art forger becomes involved with a complicated scheme involving several of his phony masterpieces. Things spin out of control, however, when the fakes are unknowingly sold to a wealthy businessman… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1988
DVD Release Date: September 17, 2002
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

A movie that makes an afternoon with Gertrude and Alice more boring than a faculty tea.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Rudolph's weaknesses pale before the film's overriding textures: Toyomichi Kurita's cinematography exquisitely crosses color with sepia and blacks and whites.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Will appeal to fans of Alan Rudolph's distinctive story-telling abilities.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It takes place at that enchanted moment in Paris when the Lost Generation created itself and then proceeded to create, promote, fabricate and publicize modern literature, art, music and attitudes.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A casually absurd, surprisingly playful look into the lives of American expatriates --Gertrude Stein's famous "lost generation" -- in post-World War I Paris.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The plot of the film concerns love, heartbreak, money problems, the meaning of art, alcoholism and finding one's identity.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Everything is ersatz, even the surrealism in Alan Rudolph's 10th movie.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Fascinating film about painters in 1920's Paris

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Cassandra Maples
This is a fairly enjoyable tale set in the art world of 1920s Paris. The look of the film and the mood it creates are the most important things; far more… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"The Moderns" takes place in 1920's Paris where Nick Hart(Keith Carradine) is a starving artist who makes his living drawing… More