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  • Summary: Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love, but drugs have invaded their lives. After Louis fatal overdose, Mousse soon learns she is pregnant. Feeling lost, Mousse escapes to a beautiful beach house far from Paris and is soon joined in her refuge by Louis gay brother, Paul. The two strangers gradually develop an unusual and deeply moving relationship as Ozon continues his unique exploration of the nature of family and blood ties. (Strand Releasing) Expand
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  1. Sometimes a movie makes a point that's been made before, but makes it so beautifully and so quietly that it feels like you're discovering it for the first time. Hideaway does that, with the obliqueness of an off-hand comment. The glancing touch makes it all the more hard-hitting.
  2. 75
    Just as my mind was floating back to the summery movies directed by Eric Rohmer, Marie Riviére -- a Rohmer favorite -- shows up as a mysterious woman on the beach. Surely, Ozon had Rohmer in mind when he co-wrote and directed this lovely film.
  3. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Oct 27, 2010
    For a time in her life, a woman's pregnancy is the most important thing about her. That is the subject of Hideaway.
  4. 60
    This being a François Ozon film, there's beaucoup simmering sexual tension, as well as the prolific French director's usual thematic preoccupations: death and grief, familial animosity and female awakening.
  5. 58
    Hideaway bottles up stormy feelings of grief, guilt, and desire so tightly that register only in a few sharp, impetuous bursts. The rest of the time, it's dull and inscrutable-a film of almost vaporous subtlety.
  6. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    Oct 28, 2010
    The emptied-out characters strive for a transcendence they'll never quite reach, and so does the film.
  7. Reviewed by: Damon Wise
    Lyrical in style and presentation, this drama alludes to serious issues but does not address them. Enjoyable stylistically, but not substantiated beyond glossy advertisement.

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  1. Apr 20, 2014
    This is a French movie with English subtitles that is likely to offend North American sensibilities. A drug addict is impregnated up by her wealthy boyfriend, who dies of an overdose, and her mother-in-law asks for an abortion at the funeral. She decides to keep the baby, her gay brother-in-law moves in with her, and she gets her groove back by having a fling with a random stranger with a pregnancy fetish. The ending twist was very European. Expand