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Oscar nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (I ve Loved You So Long, Four Weddings and a Funeral) delivers another acclaimed performance in the passionate drama Leaving. When stay-at-home mom Suzanne wants to return to work, her husband agrees to remodel a garage to serve as her office. Ivan, a sexy Spanish builder, enters their lives and changes them in ways no one could have expected.
Suzanne and Ivan are irresistibly drawn together by an erotic passion that threatens to destroy her marriage, her family and everything she holds dear. Her husband will stop at nothing to destroy her first. In this thrilling romance, everyone pays a price for happiness.
Kristin Scott Thomas has transformed from the ice queen of British cinema to a woman of torrid passions in French films--and Leaving may be the most torrid yet. Suzanne (Thomas) leads a pleasant but stale upper middle-class life, with two teenage children (demanding and unappreciative, as all teenagers are) and a slightly pushy husband, Samuel (Yvan Attal, My Wife Is an Actress). She has a fling with a Spanish handyman named Ivan (Sergi López, Pan's Labyrinth) that, to her surprise, turns into an overwhelming passion. She can't bear to be without Ivan and decides to leave Samuel… a decision that slowly disintegrates her life. The strength of Leaving lies not in the plot, which holds no radical surprises, but in the vitality of Thomas's performance (particularly striking is a scene in which Suzanne, playfully bantering with Ivan, suddenly discovers she's in deeper emotional waters than she knew) and the cool eye writer-director Catherine Corsini casts over the events. The movie lures you into sympathy with Suzanne, yet there's always something a little unnerving about her, the sense that her mad love might have more madness than love. Thomas's career in France (including Tell No One and I've Loved You So Long) has given this superb actress a new life. --Bret Fetzer
I bought this because of Kristen Scott Thomas. I so loved her in 'The English Patient'. When began to watch I was disappointed that there was no English version (only subtitles). Read morePublished on April 25, 2013 by W. Cooper
Kristin Scott Thomas is the upper class wife and mother full of bourgeois misery as she walks from her marital bed in suburbia in a flashforward,then a shot is heard. Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by technoguy
I did not like it. She was a mess, I just did not like how desperate she was in the relationship with her lover... Read morePublished on October 23, 2012 by Maddie G
Loved her acting-superb! But her character was missing a few rings in the evolutionary cycle of maturity on many levels. Read morePublished on August 20, 2012 by Joy A. Riley
Love movies where people can't get enough of each other sexually---I want to find me some of that! This is an exciting love story, one not to be missed.Published on June 27, 2012 by Timothy McGivney
ookay, this is a wonderful intense, raw and talented performance by KST. BUT the story itself and the representation of particular characters talks some MIGHTY shizz. Read morePublished on February 5, 2012 by Cleo
It's a pity because this film is quite visually pleasant and well crafted, but the plot and particularly the characters, are a bit two-dimensional and unbelievable... Read morePublished on June 10, 2011 by Eduardo Neecha
THIS IS A WONDERFUL MOVIE, KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS HAS TO BE THE BEST ACTRESS ON THE PLANAT, SHE CAN PLAY ANY ROLE TO PERFECTION.Published on March 15, 2011 by A. Cullen
I LIKE THIS KIND OF DRAMA...IT IS SLOW AND METHODICAL (DETAILED) AND IT SEEMS REAL (TEXTBOOK); THE CHARACTERS ARE BELIEVABLE AND FULLY DEVELOPED SO THAT YOU KNOW HOW THEY FEEL EVEN... Read morePublished on February 27, 2011 by Margaret Opine