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2.4
430 Ratings

Adore

Directed by Anne Fontaine
France, Australia, 2013
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

This gripping tale of love, lust and the power of friendship charts the unconventional and passionate affairs of two lifelong friends who fall in love with each other’s sons.

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Adore Directed by Anne Fontaine

Awards & Festivals

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

2014 | Winner: Best Actress

AACTA International Awards

2014 | 4 nominations including: Best Adapted Screenplay

The disparity between the inherently trashy appeal of the story and the self-serious way it’s presented cripples much of the potential for enjoyment. The setup screams pulp, but the film doles out stately drama.
September 04, 2013
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You can barely stifle a laugh, and the way Wright and Watts deliver rote, morally searching dialogue with deer-in-the-headlights stoicism (“We’ve crossed a line,” Lil blankly notes) doesn’t help matters. But the film markedly improves once Hampton introduces the first of several narrative ellipses that push the story further into the realm of adult fable.
September 03, 2013
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Fontaine expects us to buy that both affairs aren’t just passing fancies but lasting love connections. But because the actors and the breathtaking Australian seaside scenery are so easy on the eyes, the film is a diverting guilty pleasure and a camp classic in the making.
March 01, 2013
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