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Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

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  1. ChadS.
    Sep 8, 2004
    7
    Surely there are female mentors that could inspire unformed women to blossom, but a film requires both teacher and student to fall in love. "Guinevere" doesn't want to be that edgy, but the premise that a young girl finds love outside her family with an older man, recalls the made-for-TV-movie about child exploitation, "Fallen Angel", in which both films feature the taking of nude Surely there are female mentors that could inspire unformed women to blossom, but a film requires both teacher and student to fall in love. "Guinevere" doesn't want to be that edgy, but the premise that a young girl finds love outside her family with an older man, recalls the made-for-TV-movie about child exploitation, "Fallen Angel", in which both films feature the taking of nude photographs. But Connie, a creep in form, seems right for Harper, a girl who seems too matured for boys her own age, so we reserve our judgments about Connie within the context of his serial dating, but not when he's in the moment, dating Harper, and seemingly loving Harper. Expand
  2. YoonMinC.
    Nov 25, 2003
    7
    For a movie about a photographer it sure lacks focus. In terms of character motivations and emotional resolutions we are left feeling fuzzy. Polley plays a rich girl who finds solace and excitement in a relationship with a bohemian photographer who's equal parts fraud and the real thing, as both artist and lover. Most of the movie plays the bohemian scene too cute, and the final part For a movie about a photographer it sure lacks focus. In terms of character motivations and emotional resolutions we are left feeling fuzzy. Polley plays a rich girl who finds solace and excitement in a relationship with a bohemian photographer who's equal parts fraud and the real thing, as both artist and lover. Most of the movie plays the bohemian scene too cute, and the final part of the movie where their relationship falls apart is poorly constructed and so dissipate into blah. However, the role of Polley's mother is exquisitely played with well-measured refinement and venom; her humiliation of Rea's character is devastatingly written and performed. And, the scene near the end when 'Guinevere' leaves Rea, dejected and alone, in the hotel room and runs into the vast cold night is beautifully heartwrenching. I'm not sure whether this is semi-autobiographical; it was written and directed by Audrey Wells. But, if so the films gains from a degree of genuine involvment and loses by lack of proper distance between artist and the subject that might have lent it a more rational perspective. Expand
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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 80
    As talented as Polley proved herself in "The Sweet Hereafter" and "Go," this is her best work yet.
  2. 80
    Affecting, gloriously acted.
  3. This patient, perceptive, nonjudgmental love story about age difference is the first to convincingly explain the temporal physics of May-December romances.