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  • Summary: The story of a troubled relationship festering between two couples: young Alain Getty (Lucas), a home automation engineer, and his wife, sweet Bénédicte (Gainsbourg); and middle-aged Ándre (Pollock), Alain's boss, who is married to the mysterious Alice (Rampling). (Strand Releasing)
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 91
    If you're content to let dream logic take over, a lot can be gleaned from this odd, darkly funny meditation on life, death, love and revenge.
  2. Brilliantly conceived and competently executed.
  3. By the end, you may not know whether you've seen a ghost story or a story of delusional obsession, but you'll have had a great time.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    70
    The acting is serviceable and primarily of the stare-until-you're-uncomfortable variety, although Rampling is much more than that: She's a classic screen temptress with the aura of a melancholy spider.
  5. 63
    The film's main attractions are the Charlottes, but the price of watching their eerie psychological pas de deux is to endure muddled metaphors and goofy gadgetry.
  6. 63
    Holds enough interest throughout to keep you entertained -- unless you're afraid of mice.
  7. The second half of the movie squanders suspense and momentum, solving its riddles by deflating them.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. ScottB.
    Aug 28, 2006
    9
    Both compelling and ceepy, you may think you know what's happening when you don't Wait it out, for the conclusion will make it all Both compelling and ceepy, you may think you know what's happening when you don't Wait it out, for the conclusion will make it all worth the wait. It makes you ask yourself, "How far will I go to get what I want?" and "What sacrifices will I make for love?" Expand
  2. KeithW.
    May 28, 2006
    8
    You won't see anything quite like this all year. The less you know going in the better. I saw the film in LA and a few people walked You won't see anything quite like this all year. The less you know going in the better. I saw the film in LA and a few people walked out. Lemmings! Expand
  3. KenG.
    Jun 9, 2006
    5
    For something that's supposed to be a ghost story/ thriller, this isn't the least bit scary. It also isn't particularily For something that's supposed to be a ghost story/ thriller, this isn't the least bit scary. It also isn't particularily suspenseful, creepy, or eerie. In fact it doen't even come across as all that edgy. It's just one woman's convuluted scheme to kill her husband, contrively dressed up as a ghost story. Filmmakers had an intriging idea, but they never figured out how to turn that idea into either a good movie, or a compelling story. Expand
  4. Mase
    Jun 4, 2006
    4
    Reminded me alot perhaps to much of Cache. If that was your cup of tea you will probably like this. At times excruciatingly slow, and very Reminded me alot perhaps to much of Cache. If that was your cup of tea you will probably like this. At times excruciatingly slow, and very long. Too bad since it got of too a good start and had some nice whisps of dark comedy. But after all was said and done was just not satisfying. Expand

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