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 Dec 14 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $24.5 1 $24.5 B
2. $13.2 4 $277.4 B-
3. $7.3 3 $58.8 C-
4.
Top Five
Paramount
$7.2 1 $7.2 A-
5.
Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Pictures
$6.1 6 $185.3 B+
6.
Interstellar
Paramount
$5.5 6 $166.8 B-
7.
Horrible Bosses 2
Warner Bros.
$4.6 3 $43.6 B-
8.
Dumb and Dumber To
Universal
$2.8 5 $82.1 C-
9. $2.5 6 $17.1 B+
10.
Wild
Fox
$1.5 2 $2.4 A-
* in millions

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