Waiting for You

5.41 h 31 min201713+
Paul (Morgan) investigates his late father's increasingly disturbing past and becomes suspicious of the mysterious, melancholic, and possibly dangerous Madeleine (Ardant).
Charles Garrad
Colin MorganFanny ArdantAbdelkrim Bahloul
English [CC]Deutsch [UT]Français [CC]
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Simon Bosanquet
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LexicronReviewed in the United States on April 20, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
I spent 3 days getting through this one...
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Fanny Ardant is a beautiful-looking French actress. Colin Morgan looks like a younger, handsomer Benedict Cumberbach. Beautiful scenery. Not much happens, and when it does, there's nothing to explain its meaning. Meanwhile, the guy's mother, suddenly widowed, still doesn't have any money. Guess her son will earn enough as a barista to support her...Do not waste your time unless you're stoned and want to groove on a very slow 70s vibe.
12 people found this helpful
Lisa in CaliReviewed in the United States on July 31, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good lazy afternoon movie
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I liked this movie. It's just a quiet film about getting to know a father after his death and realizing you can never really know someone. Mixed in here are other realizations about war (there are many misconceptions and forced beliefs about who the good guys are) and why we sometimes can't move on or take the leap into adulthood, and why people often try to bury the past. I don't understand why some felt the ending wasn't the best. I liked it.
4 people found this helpful
Lawrence RobertsReviewed in the United States on August 15, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good but not great. A tragedy with underdeveloped romance
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If you can do without a couple of murders, three or four serious beatings, a couple of grasping, panting, partly clothed sex scenes, and five dozen f bombs, then you will enjoy this movie. If you must have those things in your movies, then go watch Lethal Weapon 10 or Die Hard 12 or some other Hollywood drivel, because you wont like this. It is a very good movie with a rather tragic storyline that develops slowly, then comes together quickly, almost frantically at the end. I like it, considered it a good movie, but not a great one. It had more loose ends than a bowl of spaghetti. The girl Sylvie seemed far more pragmatic, and responsible than to do what she did at the very end. In her first scene she talked about going to graduate school and didn’t seem to be the kind of girl who would settle easily, or be swept off her feet by a stranger that was withdrawn, secretive, and that she barely knew. She seemed very responsible to her father and worked in his café. She had only known Paul for a week when the movie ended. And what was Paul going to say to his mother? Surely, he would have taken Madeline’s advice, and let the past be past, but he certainly was going to have some explaining to do about where he was for a week just a few days after his father's funeral. . And where was Paul’s mother long ago when Len brought Paul with him when came to see Madeline to attempt to recover their relationship? And I never did understand the significance of the bag of pearls, which was really a pearl necklace in a jeweler’s bag. It did serve a purpose in the storyline – to throw us off as to the kind of “treasure” that was really in the house in Southwest France. However, why did Madeline give them to Paul at the end? What kind of special meaning did they have to Len and Madeline? It is well worth watching – good, but not great. I think it could have been enhanced substantially with a few flashbacks of scenes with Len and Madeline to develop the “love of a life” that they obviously were to each other. Even with the ending, it is still a tragedy, not a romance since almost nothing was done to develop the love between Sylvie and Paul, another weakness in the movie.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on July 5, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
What a beautiful story
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No political $%^#, no CRt %&^&@.. Just beautiful , well made movie about to find a peace with the past. To paraphrase, all "hidden will become obvious" and to start the new, better future
5 people found this helpful
VeronicaReviewed in the United States on July 9, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
The very definition of white privilege.
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Watched this whole film thinking it would have some meaning. At the end, all the white people are living their nice lives, while the revelations of torture and murder of Yemenese by French? English? U.N.? forces in Aden are just a plot device and frisson for the director. Are those actual photos of dead men? That would really be the limit. So much for meaning. As for value as art, none. We get Ardant posturing around as if she's some great beauty, but no acting, and her English is execrable. The plot is laughable. A dead baby buried in a garden is the centerpiece. So, acting bad, plot silly, characterization nil. Don't waste your time.
3 people found this helpful
Dear ReaderReviewed in the United States on July 4, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A beautiful bloom of a movie.
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This film has the stellar actors Colin Morgan and Fanny Ardant, and they play their scenes with an intriguing undercurrent. Morgan is so good as the tortured young man waiting to start his life, gripped by his own father's murky past. The cinematography is excellent and the setting is lush. I love the title too -- they are both waiting for each other in some way, before they can move on, and the main song is a lovely match.
4 people found this helpful
DetectorReviewed in the United States on April 5, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Very good film. Pieces sort of noiselessly fall in place. Deft touch.
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darn good movie. But, I think he'll take the house.
6 people found this helpful
MicheleElysReviewed in the United States on June 28, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
sweet mystery and love movie
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relax, nothing going to jump out, but rather a nice moving movie in france, played by excellent actors
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