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  • Summary: In the hope of sparking their stalled relationship, Ismael and Julie enter a playful yet emotionally laced threesome with Alice. When tragedy strikes, these young Parisians are forced to deal with the fragility of life and love. For Ismael, this means negotiating through the advances ofIn the hope of sparking their stalled relationship, Ismael and Julie enter a playful yet emotionally laced threesome with Alice. When tragedy strikes, these young Parisians are forced to deal with the fragility of life and love. For Ismael, this means negotiating through the advances of Julie's sister and a young college student, one of whom may offer him redemption. Love Songs is a modern-day musical told through unforgettable songs sung entirely by the cast. (IFC First Take) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    88
    The result is a bittersweet trifle one can conceivably fall in love with, and Honore's best film so far.
  2. Chiara Mastroianni charms here just as her maman, Catherine Deneuve, did in Demy's 1964 classic.
  3. 80
    You could describe Love Songs, as a blend of François Truffaut's wistful Parisian sentimentalism and Pedro Almodóvar's acrid polysexual comedy, which were never far apart to begin with (given the difference in climate and native temperament between France and Spain).
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    70
    Likeable film doesn't measure up to helmer Christophe Honore's previous "Inside Paris," stumbling a bit in capturing the genuine grief that sits at its heart, though once again his feel for family is unerring and some of pic's greatest charms come from the warmth they inspire.
  5. An attractive and talented young cast brings this graceful film alive in all its tenderness and emotion.
  6. 70
    The girl-boy-girl threesome, which turns out to be short-lived, is perhaps the most straightforward emotional configuration in this odd, witty, touching film.
  7. So French you may have to buy your ticket in euros, Christophe Honoré's musical trifle feels ready-made for emotionally woozy undergraduates.

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  1. JackM.
    May 9, 2009
    10
    Romance, scenes of Paris, beautiful songs, and a tango of love affairs, what more could one want in a film? I have wanted to see Louis Garrel Romance, scenes of Paris, beautiful songs, and a tango of love affairs, what more could one want in a film? I have wanted to see Louis Garrel in scenes like this ever since Bertolucci's The Dreamers kept him from the full embrace with Michael Pitt. The interplay of Thanatos and Eros is moving, as well. Expand
  2. LenW.
    Apr 7, 2008
    10
    A sweet, charming mini-musical that takes all the cliches of French romance and gives them a little twist. If you enjoy the films of the A sweet, charming mini-musical that takes all the cliches of French romance and gives them a little twist. If you enjoy the films of the nouvelle vague and pop music that recalls the Gainsbourg era, you'll appreciate LOVE SONGS. At turns goofy, tragic, melancholy and sexy, it's not for everyone, but I suspect those who like it will end up loving it... Expand
  3. PrudenceK.
    Jun 21, 2008
    10
    I thought this film was pretty cool. I liked it. Louis Garrel probably gives the greatest performance of all time. Nothing special, but you I thought this film was pretty cool. I liked it. Louis Garrel probably gives the greatest performance of all time. Nothing special, but you know. I really loved it. It was so cool! I liked it a lot. I liked when they kiss. The two guys. They were cute. It was cool. I really enjoyed it. It was pretty cool. Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Mar 26, 2008
    9
    Great actors, innovative director, superb movie!
  5. RichardV.
    Jun 25, 2008
    9
    Charming, modern and refreshing.

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