Overall Rank: 5942
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 11
Theatrical Release Date: 05/14/1975
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 05/09/2017
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Chantal Akerman
Actors: Chantal Akerman, Delphine Seyrig, Jan Decorte, Henri Storck, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, Yves Bical
Plot: A single mother does what she can to take care of her teenage son: housework, cooking and seeing the occasional client on the side. Safe in her routine - that is until something comes along and changes everything. -- Chris Kavan
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mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/02/2012
As an exercise in art filmmaking and finding meaning in everyday human activity, this film is interesting to watch. However, you get the point after the first hour or so. I'm glad I watched it (although, to be honest, it served as background noise some of the time - three and a half hours of nothing gets tedious) to understand a certain aspect of filmmaking, but it's definitely not a film I would say I enjoyed or would attempt to watch again.
Bluesoul - wrote on 07/15/2008
This is a truely beautiful, quiet, wonderful and moving movie and a masterpiece of cinema in every regard. Wonderfully shot, realistically acted. Seyrig is great and Akerman wonderfully portrays her everyday life and the stuff she goes through. Unlike the other reviewer, i didnt find this movie boring at all and it kept my concentration all the 3,5 hours. Hollywood "classic" movies bore me, not wonderful art cinema.
Allison - wrote on 12/23/2007
While Chantal Akerman has been lauded for this "masterpiece", I am not fond of it. Basically it is around four hours and has about 7 minutes of dialog. Do we really want to see Delphine Seyrig bake a cake and iron shirts in real time? However, the meaningful conversations she has with her son make it almost worth it.
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