The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

In Philip Kaufman's surprisingly successful film adaptation of Czech author Milan Kundera's demanding 1984 best-seller, Daniel Day-Lewis stars as Tomas, an overly amorous Prague surgeon, while Juliette Binoche plays Tereza, the… More

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: February 5, 1988
DVD Release Date: February 28, 2006
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

Love, the filmmakers repeat ad nauseum, is the only act of freedom in times of trouble. 

So it is about girls, after all...

Emanuel Levy

Engaging, well-acted, often lyrical rendition of Milan Kundera's famous novel, Philip Kaufman's film contains some of the most erotic scenes to be in seen in an American picture

Full review…
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A wonderful political, sexy drama with outstanding performances. A provacative excursion.

Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
Love, sex, politics, growth - a lot is packed into this movie. I do agree with those who think the film is a little long.
Ross Collins
Against the backdrop of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, a Prague doctor and womaniser finds himself in a relationship with the naive young Tereza, whilst… More
Elvira B
The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a gorgeous adaptation of Milan Kundera's novel of the same name (one of my favorite books). It's the story of… More
Tim Sigur
An all around amazing film.
Lady D'arbanville
It was more like ?the unbearable anticipation that the end of the film will be soon?! This film seemed to go on forever, without any excitement, in fact, this… More
jay nixon
I know people who loved it but for me it was like watching paint dry.