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 Aug 24 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Walt Disney Pictures
$17.6 4 $251.9 A-
2. $16.8 3 $145.6 C+
3.
If I Stay
Warner Bros.
$16.4 1 $16.4 C-
4. $11.0 2 $45.2 F
5. $9.0 1 $9.0 NA
6.
The Giver
Weinstein Co.
$6.7 2 $24.1 C-
7.
The Expendables 3
Lionsgate
$6.6 2 $27.5 B
8. $6.5 1 $6.5 C+
9.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Walt Disney Pictures
$5.6 3 $32.7 B
10.
Into the Storm
Warner Bros.
$3.8 3 $38.3 D+
* in millions