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Russian Dolls(Les Poupées Russes)

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France, United Kingdom · 2005
2h 9m
Director Cédric Klapisch
Starring Romain Duris, Kelly Reilly, Audrey Tautou, Cécile de France
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance

In the second installment of the SPANISH APARTMENT trilogy, a nonlinear narrative full of digital effects and flashback sequences, a group of friends reunite five years after their summer together in Barcelona. A comedy-drama about the way things change — and the way they stay the same.

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Village Voice by

Those who loved the original Auberge will likely be eager to book rooms once again.


Salon by Andrew O'Hehir

As long as Klapisch keeps his characters pinballing each other from one Euro-capital to the next, Russian Dolls remains fun and charming, without ever seeming remotely serious or meaningful.


The New Yorker by David Denby

Russian Dolls offers touristic views of London, Paris, and St. Petersburg, where Wendy and Xavier both go for the wedding of another former roommate, and many pretty faces and bodies; it's froth with a sprinkling of earnest reflection.


Variety by Lisa Nesselson

Viewers who thought the protags were superficial and annoying first time around will find little to change their minds here, but original pictures fans will probably embrace the now-scattered group's marginally more mature dilemmas centered on work and romance.


TV Guide Magazine by Maitland McDonagh

Klapisch's use of split screens, fragmented images and nouvelle vague-ish editing would be annoying if it weren't so in keeping with the youthful exuberance his characters haven't quite lost.


The A.V. Club by Noel Murray

These characters are still rich, and their potential growth still compelling. Here's hoping we meet them again in another five years.


The New York Times by Stephen Holden

The shallowness of this idealized depiction of European cultural homogeneity is largely camouflaged by the comfortable fit of its director's sensibility with the actors' likable, lived-in performances. An apt alternative title for Russian Dolls might be "Lovers Without Borders."

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