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  • Summary: Alix and Doug were not supposed to meet, but they did. Alix was on a train bound for Paris where she was going to audition for a film, having just left Calais where she had performed in an Ibsen play. Doug, a literature professor, had left England for Paris, where he was to attend theAlix and Doug were not supposed to meet, but they did. Alix was on a train bound for Paris where she was going to audition for a film, having just left Calais where she had performed in an Ibsen play. Doug, a literature professor, had left England for Paris, where he was to attend the funeral of a dear friend. They were not supposed to meet and yet they did. They did because Alix, whose relationship with her husband was at a crossroads, fancied this handsome serious-looking gentleman on the Paris-bound train. They did because Doug, although not in the mood for love, quickly fell for her. They were not supposed to meet but their brief encounter would prove to be overwhelming. Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Mar 27, 2014
    80
    The film is a bracingly romantic drama that's alive with a mature sense of passion and mystery.
  2. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Mar 20, 2014
    80
    The movie is beautifully acted, and the chemistry between Ms. Devos, who is 49 (her character is 43), and Mr. Byrne, 63, is heated in a sadder-but-wiser, grown-up way.
  3. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Mar 22, 2014
    67
    Devos keeps her character’s unreliability and self-disappointment relatable, and falling backwards into a new lover is something that Devos captures beautifully with her uncertain facial expressions and hungry eyes.
  4. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Mar 16, 2014
    50
    When Jérôme Bonnell allows his two magnificent leads to work at the sparse dialogue, he invokes a powerful, elemental sense of frank, sexual discussion and high-end flirtation, imbuing the relationships with a maturity that's loathsomely rare in films today.
  5. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    May 1, 2014
    50
    Without much to go on, Just a Sigh lives up to its name. It disappears without a trace.
  6. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Mar 19, 2014
    40
    The connection that these two are allegedly making must be taken on faith. Little is shown or spoken to sell it.
  7. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Mar 20, 2014
    40
    If you’re wondering how much heat you’ll find in this French romance, the title offers an unexpectedly frank clue.

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