Romance

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  • Summary: A provocative portrait of a young French woman, Marie (Trousselard), and her journey to gain control of her life. Marie embarks on an escalating sexual journey that tests her own physical and emotional limits, and which, through an ironic twist-of-fate, eventually leads to her fulfillment.A provocative portrait of a young French woman, Marie (Trousselard), and her journey to gain control of her life. Marie embarks on an escalating sexual journey that tests her own physical and emotional limits, and which, through an ironic twist-of-fate, eventually leads to her fulfillment. (Trimark Pictures) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 26
  2. Negative: 7 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    90
    One of the best films of this year...unlike anything you've seen on the big screen.
  2. No other mainstream movie has so openly tackled the subject of female sexual experience.
  3. 70
    There's never been a movie director like Catherine Breillat, a fearless visionary and one hell of a woman.
  4. Hovers between passion and philosophical argument without fully achieving its ambition to fuse the two.
  5. Rolling Stone
    Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    50
    A cheerless exercise.
  6. The fact that Romance was written and directed by a woman doesn't make the film any better; it simply makes it objectionable on other grounds.
  7. TNT RoughCut
    Reviewed by: Christopher Brandon
    0
    The film so strongly fixates on strange, explicit sexual acts that it forgoes any emotional (i.e. romantic) aspects of sex.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5

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