Late August, Early September (1998)

  |  Drama, Romance


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A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in ... See full summary »


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19 December 2008 | lastliberal
7
| What am I going to do now?
I was attracted to this film because of Virginie Ledoyen (The Valet, * Women), and to a lesser extent because it was written and directed by Olivier Assayas (Boarding Gate, Demonlover, Paris, je t'aime). I was not thrilled, but I was not terribly disappointed either.

Ledoyen, as were all the characters in the film was self-obsessed. Probably none more so than Gabriel (Mathieu Amalric - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), who seemed to need a constant reaffirmation from his friends, but rejected any criticism of his aimless life.

The film revolved around Adrien (François Cluzet), a writer that lived on the margins while composing novels that no one read. In fact, most all of the characters lived on the margins in meaningless jobs. They just floated instead of trying to build something.

I guess if I wasn't fascinated with helping someone who seems to live a similar life, I wouldn't have found this film as interesting. But the acting rose above the story and it was, indeed a pleasure to watch.

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Written by
Elli Medeiros
Performed by Elli Medeiros
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Genres

Drama | Romance

Details

Release Date:

10 February 1999

Language

French


Country of Origin

France

Filming Locations

Paris, France

Box Office

Gross USA:

$69,400

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,622

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