Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. So French you may have to buy your ticket in euros, Christophe Honoré's musical trifle feels ready-made for emotionally woozy undergraduates.
  2. Chiara Mastroianni charms here just as her maman, Catherine Deneuve, did in Demy's 1964 classic.
  3. 75
    Sings in the key of life.
  4. 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.
  5. Yes, it's weird. But it's wild card weird, with that thrill of never knowing what's coming next or when these Parisians are going to get musical on us.
  6. Honoré has proven you can make a movie musical in which style doesn’t upstage content--a movie musical that blossoms from the inside out.
  7. 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.
  8. An attractive and talented young cast brings this graceful film alive in all its tenderness and emotion.
  9. 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).
  10. 75
    Chiara Mastroianni, whose mom, Catherine Deneuve, starred in Demy's "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" (1964), appears here as Julie's sister. Vive la New Wave.
  11. 67
    Love Songs is definitely daring, but too much of it seems calculated to lead up to a final line about how to guard against grief.
  12. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    75
    A surprisingly joyous musical.
  13. 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.
  14. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    60
    That Honoré knows a lot about movies is beyond question--but from first frame to last, Love Songs stays as icy to the touch as Julie's premature corpse.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  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. Full Review »
  2. RichardV.
    Jun 25, 2008
    9
    Charming, modern and refreshing.
  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. Full Review »