Summer Hours

This was a film where adults had to come to terms with the mortality of a parent but it is really so much more than that.  This is another example of why it is so important to watch films made in other countries – they aren’t bound to a specific way of telling a story.

Roger Ebert said it best:

The actors all find the correct notes. It is a French film, and so they are allowed to be adult and intelligent. They are not the creatures of a screenplay that hurries them along. The film is not about what will happen. It is about them.

IHATEBadMovies.com reviews Summer Hours
Poster for the movie "Summer Hours"

Movie title: Summer Hours

Movie description: Two brothers and a sister witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish the family belongings to ensure their deceased mother's succession.

Date published: 2019-06-15

Director(s): Olivier Assayas

Actor(s): Charles Berling, Edith Scob, Juliette Binoche, Jérémie Renier, Isabelle Sadoyan, Alice de Lencquesaing, Émile Berling, Dominique Reymond, Valérie Bonneton, Kyle Eastwood, Sara Martins

Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama

My Review

This was a film where adults had to come to terms with the mortality of a parent but it is really so much more than that.  This is another example of why it is so important to watch films made in other countries – they aren’t bound to a specific way of telling a story.

Roger Ebert said it best:

The actors all find the correct notes. It is a French film, and so they are allowed to be adult and intelligent. They are not the creatures of a screenplay that hurries them along. The film is not about what will happen. It is about them.

  • My Review - 8/10
    8/10
Overall
8/10
8/10
Sending
User Review
0/10 (0 votes)

Leave a Reply