The Names of Love For those who wish to decode The Names of Love , there's a sharp commentary on French prejudices, character types, history, and culture embedded in… The Names of Love For those who wish to decode The Names of Love , there's a sharp commentary on French prejudices, character types, history, and culture embedded in… 2011-06-24 R PT102M Comedy Sara Forestier Music Box Films
Movie Review

The Names of Love (2011)

MPAA Rating: R
Sara Forestier | MAKE LOVE, NOT WAR Sara Forestier in The Names of Love
MAKE LOVE, NOT WAR Sara Forestier in The Names of Love
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Jun 24, 2011; Rated: R; Length: 102 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Sara Forestier; Distributor: Music Box Films

For those who wish to decode The Names of Love, there's a sharp commentary on French prejudices, character types, history, and culture embedded in Michel Leclerc's droll autobiographical French comedy. But the surface story works just fine too: A free-spirited, left-wing, seductive young Frenchwoman, daughter of an Algerian immigrant, meets an uptight, square, middle-aged Frenchman whose Jewish mother survived the Holocaust. Opposites ignite, emphasized by Leclerc's playful use of contradictions, including deadpan performances juxtaposed with glam cinematography. B+

Originally posted Jun 22, 2011 Published in issue #1161 Jul 01, 2011 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Nov 23 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $123.0 1 $123.0 B-
2.
Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Pictures
$20.1 3 $135.7 B+
3.
Interstellar
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$15.1 3 $120.7 B-
4.
Dumb and Dumber To
Universal
$13.8 2 $57.5 C-
5.
Gone Girl
Fox
$2.8 8 $156.8 A
6.
Beyond the Lights
Relativity
$2.6 2 $10.1 B+
7.
St. Vincent
Weinstein Co.
$2.4 7 $36.6 B
8.
Fury
Sony
$1.9 6 $79.1 C+
9.
Birdman
Fox Searchlight
$1.9 6 $14.4 A-
10.
Nightcrawler
Open Road
$1.2 4 $27.2 B+
* in millions

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