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Reviews: Gemma Bovary (2015)

gemma_boveryHere are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Men, even kind and gentle ones like Martin, have a tendency to cast the women in their lives in perfunctory roles. In this way, despite having a man as its lead, Gemma Bovery is a film about women, about how men see women and about the minimizing effect that can have on women’s lives.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: The movie does get to its point eventually, although it arrives at the climax.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Sensual and satirical, making your mouth water for – fresh, flaky croissants!
  • [New – 8/23/15] | Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
  • Aaron Pinkston @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: The film largely plays as an adaptation/homage to Madame Bovary, with many inside jokes and references, to which I am not in the least familiar. For the ignorant ones like me, the film lays its influence on pretty thickly, making the plot mechanics an active part of the story, but I’m certain I missed a number of story and character connections along the way.
  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: Arterton brings a classic English rose-like beauty to her character, and the whole cast is good, but it is Luchini’s obsessive, nosey, infatuated baker that makes the dough rise.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A good inside joke…its ace in the hole is Luchini.
  • Sarah Ward @ Trespass Magazine
Updated: August 23, 2015 — 11:58 pm
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