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Falling for Figaro

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Australia, United States, United Kingdom · 2021
1h 45m
Director Ben Lewin
Starring Danielle Macdonald, Hugh Skinner, Joanna Lumley, Rebecca Benson
Genre Comedy, Music, Romance

A woman leaves behind her job in finance to pursue her dreams of becoming an opera singer. Traveling to the Scottish Highlands, she begins training with a tough but effective teacher. As she prepares for a major singing competition, she finds herself falling for one of her fellow students.

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The Hollywood Reporter by Frank Scheck

Lewin and co-screenwriter Allen Palmer don’t exactly raise the dramatic stakes very high. The formulaic storyline fails to sustain interest, not helped by the sluggish pacing and predictable gags and characterizations.


Variety by Guy Lodge

Expect no surprises in Falling for Figaro, a corny, cute-enough carpe diem comedy, in which it’s a lovable ensemble — led by Danielle Macdonald, and spiked by a deliciously imperious Joanna Lumley — that brings the grace notes to a pretty standard-issue script.

63 by Roxana Hadadi

It’s a testament to Macdonald and Skinner that they inject chemistry into their characters’ underwritten pairing. Their performances are what make “Falling for Figaro” an entertaining distraction, even as the film plays out exactly as you would expect.


Original-Cin by Thom Ernst

Falling for Figaro is a small story about big dreams that soft-peddles through familiar territory. Figaro can be as fluffy as the fur on a blow-dried angora cat but it scores big on its ready-and willing-to-please charm.

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