Molière PG-13

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 1 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 22, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Laurent Tirard - Director
    • Behind the Scenes: Making Of

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 88


User Ratings: 10,937
An extravagant and thoroughly irresistible story of intrigue, romance, comedy and artistic inspiration. Full Review
Washington Post
Aug 23, 2007
Rating: 2/4 -- Director and cowriter Laurent Tirard are clearly under the sway of Shakespeare in Love, but the talented Duris is miscast as the wily Moliere, and Moliere has none of Shakespeare's giddy charm.
Detroit Free Press
Aug 24, 2007
Molière has no redeeming qualities. Full Review
The New York Review of Books
Aug 23, 2018
A sumptuous pleasure to behold, with its elegantly designed motifs, infectious energy conveying the emotional sensibility of the time, and splendid comic mischief satirizing the hypocrisy of both the bourgeoisie and aristocracy. Full Review
Jan 11, 2008
4 stars out of 5 -- [A] wildly impressive French frolic....Both a glittering showcase for a literary giant's comic genius and a first-class farce in its own right. By turns funny, mysterious, suffering and sexy.
Total Film
Jul 1, 2007
Rating: 4/5 -- A breezy historical romance with a strong knack for comedy. Full Review
Jan 21, 2008
Rating: 3/4 -- Like the playwright's comedies, at its best Moliere shows the depths beneath the archetypes. Full Review
Philadelphia Inquirer
Aug 16, 2007

Product Description:

Moliere, the French 17th century playwright behind THE MISANTHROPE and TARTUFFE, gets his SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE treatment in this entertaining romantic comedy-drama. Director Laurent Tirard paints a romantic portrait of the artist as a young man that's a deft mix of fact and fiction, involving wealthy buffoon Jourdain (Fabrice Luchini) who enlists Moliere's help to woo the icy Marquise Celimene (SWIMMING POOL's Ludivigne Sagnier). Jourdain's neglected wife (Laura Morante) regards Moliere's presence in their manor with suspicion (he's posing as a religious scholar). The callow Moliere finds himself drawn to Madame, despite her doubts, and she to him, especially when he helps her in aiding the forbidden romance of her daughter. Backed by a robust orchestral score, sumptuous period detail, and plenty of pratfall-suffused romantic entanglements (lifted from Moliere's plays), the movie bravely steps outside its dramatic outline to become a moving meditation on the meaning of love as selflessness, in the best French tradition of intellectual and romantic discourse. Romain Duris (THE BEAT MY HEART SKIPPED) is endearingly mangy as Moliere, but it's Morante who scores highest, playing yet another in Gallic cinema's many celebrated sexy, intelligent older women. It's in French with English subtitles.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: July 27, 2007

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  • UPC: 043396214651
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