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on October 4, 2011
"Une Aventure" features Ludivine Sagnier portraying Gabrielle, a single unwed mom who is the mistress to an older independent businessman/investor. Although Gabrielle is well provided for by her lover, with a nice modern apartment and a nanny/maid, and although she is the one character in the movie who does not have to work for a living (she calls herself a "lady of leisure"), she is depressed and slowly descending into the depths of mental illness. The main question, as the movie progresses, is whom she will pull into the depths with her (we see just how deep the depths are at the very beginning of the film, as the rest fills in the story leading up to the opening scene).

Gabrielle stumbles into Julien one night, who has just moved into her neighborhood, and that triggers a relationship that draws Julien into her life, with all its problems. Julien, although he is living with a woman, starts pursuing and trying to help Gabrielle both out of human kindness and because he is attracted to her. The circle expands as we get introduced to Julien's lover, Gabrielle's lover/provider, and the wife of Gabrielle's lover/provider. This being France, it is possible for all these people to know and interact with everyone else without furniture being thrown at each other. But that doesn't mean that there aren't tensions, or that there isn't hatred buried just beneath the surface of interactions, or that everyone is going to live happily ever after.

The best performance is turned in by Bruno Todeschini as Louis, Gabrielle's lover/provider. Ludivine Sagnier shows in this role that she is more than just a pretty face, and she does an adequate job portraying a character who is the opposite of upbeat and perky.

Those who purchase or rent "Une Aventure" hoping for a duplicate of Ludivine Sagnier's compelling performance in "Swimming Pool" are likely to be disappointed. Sagnier's character in "Swimming Pool" is carefree and often merrily unclothed; in "Une Aventure" her character is depressed and passive, especially during her romantic couplings. Although there are a few brief nude scenes, and Ludivine wears a very flattering dress in a nightclub scene (this is what is pictured on the box cover), there are nowhere near as many as are implied by the first review of this movie on Amazon. Watch "Une Aventure" only if you are into dramatic French cinema about adult relationships.
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on September 22, 2014
The film makes an inspired analogy between video and memory/consciousness.

But, when the most interesting quality of one character is their fragility, and the opposite character's most interest quality is their obsession for the former character, the film lacks weight. Both these characters have interesting back-stories that are only hinted at and never explored, so they end up looking like excuses rather than reasons for their behaviour, and, in the end, I cannot gather sympathy or forgiveness for what occurs-- or even actual interest.
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on October 23, 2012
Ludivine Sagnier is my favorite French actress. I think she has all the talent, brains, and beauty of Catherine Deneuve. In fact, she is the Deneuve of the 21st century. I love all the films she is in, and this one is no exception. The acting is intense, believable, and Ludivine is gorgeous as usual. The plot, though somewhat downbeat, is absorbing and riveting. Highly recommended for fans.
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on October 1, 2014
The movie was alright--there are many better Duvauchelle movies: Les Corps Impatients, La Blonde Aux Seins Nus, Parlez-moi de vous, comme des frères, hell, marriage a Mendoza. The video quality for this one was pretty poor, still better than nothing.
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on January 18, 2011
Nothing hardcore, but there is an ample amount of topless shots and some good sexual scenes. Subtitled in English.

The plot shows why you should never mess with psycho women.
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on October 21, 2013
I'll watch about anything with her. This one is overly melodramatic and has the problem of all French films showing action, they can't do it well.
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on June 30, 2013
Boring as hell A real rip-off. Don't waste your time or your money. I thought it looked interesting but it's thievery on the part of Amazon. How they can steal your money and get away with it is beyond me.
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on April 11, 2013
Very interesting, well acted and well directed. It keeps you glued to the screen. Last but not least, beautiful actresses!
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on July 25, 2013
Boring with no plot. Nothing really happened in this movie that wasn't predictable. Do not waste your time on this one.
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