Coeurs (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes


Coeurs (2007)



Critic Consensus: The premise isn't anything new, but director Alain Resnais' attention to detail and smooth camerawork gives this movie a delicate edge.

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Sophie is Thierry's sister and roommate; she spends most of her time trying to find a boyfriend. Thierry is a real estate agent who shows Nicole several apartments. Nicole is looking for a three-bedroom to share with her fiance, Dan, but Dan has little interest in helping her, in fact, his only concern lately is getting drunk and his only acquaintance is the bartender, Lionel. Lionel listens to other people's problems, while his own are enormous. He cares for his sick and hateful father, and when he goes to work at night, Charlotte, a caregiver he has hired, takes over. Charlotte has a few tricks up her sleeve to keep Lionel's cantankerous father in check. The six collide and influence each other's lives in significant ways as they navigate the cold winter months in Paris.


Sabine Azéma
as Charlotte
Françoise Gillard
as Speakerine TV
Anne Kessler
as Présentatrice émission TV
Roger Mollien
as Soldat poète émission TV
Michel Vuillermoz
as Architecte émission TV
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Critic Reviews for Coeurs

All Critics (69) | Top Critics (34)

What makes Private Fears so extraordinary is not just how it completely upends the expectations that have come to seem inherent in such a structure, but how Resnais constantly pushes the boundaries of his, well, let's call it visual depiction.

January 4, 2008 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

What reaches us, most of all, are the hidden, unmet longings that keep the film's Parisian characters from finding true happiness.

October 27, 2007 | Full Review…

Not one he'll be remembered for, but a cut above.

July 20, 2007 | Full Review…

Private Fears is so fluently made that its edginess only gradually becomes evident. It's both funny and sad, without underlining anything, and the playing is as good as you would expect from Resnais's regulars.

July 20, 2007 | Rating: 4/5

Ayckbourn's play might have made frothy fun of this comedie humaine, on screen this feels a poor, airless thing.

July 20, 2007 | Full Review…

No one would argue that this slight six-hander is one of Resnais's greatest movies, but it's far from an embarrassment, and even its strained comic business is enclosed within a prevailing atmosphere of wistful resignation.

July 20, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Coeurs


I felt unattached from what should have been a touching and moving drama theatrical piece. Was the title intended to be Curse?

Nicolas Korovessis
Nicolas Korovessis

Super Reviewer


Uneven but beautifully crafted study of the modern malaise of trying to connect. Not all the scenarios ring true but they are skillfully entwined with an affecting score.

Gordon Anderson
Gordon Anderson

Super Reviewer

Middle-aged cast sorts out relationship problems so convincing, it's a bore.

William Goss
William Goss

Super Reviewer

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