Entertainment Weekly - 12/10/1999
"...[MARIUS AND JEANNETTE] lingers on the deep, bittersweet emotion in the aging lovers' relationship..." -- Rating: B+
New York Times - 04/24/1998
"...Scrappy yet tender, filled with a joie de vivre that transcends their tough circumstances, these characters share warm friendships and populist political ideas..."
Box Office - 06/01/1998
"...The key quality to Guediguian's film is a deep sensitivity to the characters....Quite touching..."
Marius is a watchman at a cement factory who catches Jeannette when she tries to steal some paint. From this initial meeting, they become attracted to one another, until Marius suddenly withdraws. Jeannette's neighbors must intervene to save the budding relationship. A quirky romantic comedy.