• msmanson

    ★★★★½ Added by msmanson

    Incredibly beautiful.


  • Brian Hann

    ★★★½ Added by Brian Hann

    Audrey Tautou is great in this drama which looks into the death of her husband in the First World War


  • Bill Shannon

    ★★★★ Added by Bill Shannon

    An outstanding, compelling story that is party mystery, part war movie, and all love story.

    Mathilde (Tatou) is not sure whether her fiance Manech (Ulliel) is dead or alive after being lost in World War One. While all signs point to his death, Mathilde holds out hope, and launches her own ad hoc investigation.

    The film starts by setting up the war angle, then shifting to Mathilde's search. Everything then unfolds, showing small events of the war, revealing bits of…


  • Ian Bradley

    ★★★½ Watched by Ian Bradley 25 Jan, 2005

    Original Title: Un Long Dimanche De Fiancailles


  • Kelly Magovern

    ★★★★½ Watched by Kelly Magovern 29 Jan, 2015

    Jean-Pierre Jeunet's movies always look great (at least of the three other ones I have seen). They all have a similarly unique visual style. There are a lot of characters to keep track of in this one, which made it a bit confusing for me at first. But once I got a handle on everyone, and the story in general, it became a pretty fun ride. But be forewarned as some of the war scenes are extremely realistic, even brutal at times.


  • Nidhi Srivastava

    ★★★ Watched by Nidhi Srivastava 25 Jan, 2015

    See this is the kind of film Audrey Tatou should do. Audrey, and that fabulous woman Marion Cotillard. I also loved most of the supporting cast. The acting was fabulous.

    But there were wayyyyy too many elements in the film. You know? Extreme gore (pretty sure I'll have nightmares), that dry french humour, the romance, the kids and animals, the emotion, the sepia tint, the satire, and on top of all this, a soundtrack that was just...too reminiscent of Interstellar.…


  • William Kretschmer

    ★★★½ Watched by William Kretschmer 17 Aug, 2009

    The story tells of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancée, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.
    Sumptuous cinematic storytelling with a touching and magical, but never too sentimental love story. Probably all made to fit the star's character, who once again is wonderful.
    Just a note on the German title: It's once again a sad indication for the German cinema situation that the distributors mistrusted the commercial appeal of the original film title. So, while the international English title is an accurate translation, the Germans were confronted with: Mathilde - A Big Love


  • Brent Paton

    ★★★ Added by Brent Paton

    I saw this in 2004. I thought it had a lot of good qualities but by the end I felt disappointed and some flaws detracted from the whole. I will watch it again at some point.


  • Mirthbound

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Mirthbound 12 Nov, 2014

    Of course my favorite film about war is a Jean-Pierre Jeunet romance drama.


  • Devonia_Rosia

    ★★★ Added by Devonia_Rosia

    Unfortunately, unlike Mathilde, I gave up hope long before the final credits. Among a brilliant cast, the stunning Audrey Tautou brings to life this sepia war mystery, with undertones of romance. At times of revelation within the film's mystery storyline, I would sigh an excited "Ahh", as if a puzzle piece had finally found its place. At other times, I was piecing together who was who among the vast array of characters. I found that due to the minimal time…


  • Daryl Purdie

    ★★★★ Watched by Daryl Purdie 30 Sep, 2014

    #Filmreview A very long engagement ★★★★ Romantic WW1 film has superb craft, big sets, charm & quirkiness. Audrey Tautou is sweet as always.


  • SJHoneywell

    ★★★½ Added by SJHoneywell

    A pretty movie,
    But also a slow one. I
    Should like it better.