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Let the Sunshine In (2017)

Un beau soleil intérieur (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 27 September 2017 (France)
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Isabelle, Parisian artist, divorced mother, is looking for love, true love at last.

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Claire Denis

Writers:

Christine Angot (screenplay), Claire Denis (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliette Binoche ... Isabelle
Xavier Beauvois ... Vincent
Philippe Katerine Philippe Katerine ... Mathieu
Josiane Balasko ... Maxime
Sandrine Dumas ... Ariane
Nicolas Duvauchelle ... L'acteur
Alex Descas ... Marc
Laurent Grévill Laurent Grévill ... François
Bruno Podalydès Bruno Podalydès ... Fabrice
Paul Blain Paul Blain ... Sylvain
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... La femme dans la voiture
Gérard Depardieu ... Denis, le voyant
Schemci Lauth Schemci Lauth ... Le barman
Charles Pépin Charles Pépin ... Homme campagne
Tania de Montaigne Tania de Montaigne ... Femme campagne
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Isabelle, Parisian artist, divorced mother, is looking for love, true love at last.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 September 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Let the Sunshine In See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,699, 29 April 2018

Gross USA:

$892,421

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,192,590
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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At Last
Written by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon
Performed by Etta James
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All Hail Juliette Binoche
28 June 2019 | by evanston_dadSee all my reviews

A rather one-note film about a frustrating character that I probably would have reviewed more harshly had it not starred the luminous Juliette Binoche.

Binoche plays a woman who's fallen into a repetitive cycle of starting up love affairs -- sometimes with the wrong guy, sometimes with someone who might be a right guy -- but then bailing on them because of her own inability to open herself up emotionally. And that's the movie. There's not much of a character arc to her -- the life events that have put herwhere she is have already happened when the movie starts, and she doesn't learn much of anything about herself or her own responsibility in being lonely and miserable that suggests anything is going to change. A generous interpretation of the ending might, I suppose, hint at future happiness, but I chose, cynic that I am, to interpret it instead as yet another desperate attempt made by Binoche's character to find love that requires no effort on her part. Apparently, she thinks she can just wait patiently and it will fall from the sky into her lap.

"Let the Sunshine In" isn't a boring film, but it's not an especially engaging one either. You will have to find Juliette Binoche herself interesting as an actress if you're going to enjoy this film, as it's virtually a one-woman show.

Grade: B


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