The Bridesmaid

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74

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  • Summary: It's love at first sight when bridesmaid Senta falls into the life handsome young Philippe at the wedding of his younger sister. Though their passion for each other is as obvious as it is unquestionable, Philippe soon discovers that Senta's life is shrouded in mystery and her storiesIt's love at first sight when bridesmaid Senta falls into the life handsome young Philippe at the wedding of his younger sister. Though their passion for each other is as obvious as it is unquestionable, Philippe soon discovers that Senta's life is shrouded in mystery and her stories surrounding her past anything but believable. When one day she asks Philippe for a terrible proof of his love, Philippe must come to terms with who his lover might really be. But is this just another of Senta’s fantastic tales? And how far is Philippe willing to go, even as his love for her seems to know no limits? (First Run Features) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 88
    The touch of sharp and edgy storytelling has returned to French master Claude Chabrol.
  2. 83
    The Bridesmaid goes slack at times, as it follows multiple Magimel family subplots, but as always, Chabrol stages everything with an elegant economy, moving the camera in short bursts that direct the eye but don't distract. Still, the movie would fail completely if not for the dynamic between the two leads.
  3. Chabrol insured the power of this dangerously difficult film with perfect casting. The two lovers are so well acted that their story--and its finish--are incredibly convincing.
  4. Chabrol's deliberate and drawn-out observations often work against the dramatic tension, but his gift is making the audience believe that emotion and obsession trump logic for these deluded characters.
  5. Claude Chabrol has a wonderful way of making audiences nervous.
  6. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    70
    At 74, Chabrol is in full possession of his talent for elegant, understated filmmaking, though he's far from his disturbing films of the '50s and '60s.
  7. A merrily macabre things-we-do-for-love yarn.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Nov 4, 2011
    1
    This was by far the worst comedy I have seen. So incredibly painful to watch. The movie was way to hyped up and I was really disappointed. TheThis was by far the worst comedy I have seen. So incredibly painful to watch. The movie was way to hyped up and I was really disappointed. The scenes that are supposed to be funny need more editing as they just drag on. I spent half my time fast forwarding through it. Really pointless. We all know that it will end with a happy ending. So incredibly predicable. Who are this critics anyway that give it such a high score??? Expand

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