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La belle époque

Comedy. Drama. Romance Victor, a disillusioned sexagenarian, sees his life turned upside down on the day when Antoine, a brilliant entrepreneur, offers him a new kind of attraction: mixing theatrical artifices and historical reconstruction, this company offers his clients a chance to dive back into the era of their choice. Victor then chose to relive the most memorable week of his life: the one where, 40 years earlier, he met the great love.
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United StatesUnited States
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter
"This is accomplished commercial filmmaking of a type rarely seen these days, much less applied to this kind of old-fashioned but sharp-minded material."  POS
United StatesUnited States
Peter Debruge
"As elaborately high-concept as any American studio comedy (...) Where so many high-concept romantic comedies squander their one big idea, 'La Belle Époque' leverages its own"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Allan Hunter
"A sweet, inventive Richard Curtis-style romantic-comedy crowdpleaser that deftly balances hearty laughs and heartwarming emotion  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian
"A madly overegged, over-sugared pudding of a film (...) It’s comedy-drama that is not funny enough to count as a comedy and not plausible enough to count as a drama (…) Rating: ★★ (out of 5)"  NEG
United StatesUnited States
Sheena Scott
"A very charming French movie that plunges its audience into a nostalgia of an imagined 1970s (...) A witty and very funny romantic comedy with a very great set of actors"  POS
Bénédicte Prot
"[It is] as delicious as it is ingenious (...) The intelligent and tight screenplay is cloaked with levity to conceal an amalgam of powerful, universal themes"  POS
Paddy Kehoe
"'La Belle Époque' is a dazzling tour de force for everyone who likes magnificent escapism (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
Sarah Cullen
Film Ireland
"[It] has curiously little to say about the dangers of surveillance in the modern era. To give the film some light praise, 'La Belle Époque' sets out to be provocative"  NEU
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
"Bedos keeps enough plates spinning to distract even the most unforgiving observer. Ardant is particularly strong in a film that eventually gains real emotional traction (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
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