The Names of Love (2011) 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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