Adoration (2013)

Adoration (2013)

Adoration (2013)

Naomi Watts and Robin Wright are two mothers and lifelong friends who fall for each other's sons in this provocative drama, based on the novel by Doris Lessing and directed by Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel). Set in Australia, the film explores "sensuality, the intricacies of love, family, morality and passion."

2013Rating: MA15+, Strong sex scenes and coarse language111 minsAustralia, France
Drama

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Adoration (2013) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

An impeccably tasteful picture about some awfully tasteless decisions.

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Time Out

Time Out

With its soap-operatic performances, bonkbuster plotline and sparkling seafront setting, all 'Adore' really lacks is a cameo from Alf Stewart

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Ms. Wright and Ms. Watts address their roles with skill and conviction, but this has the effect of making the story seem even more fanciful and absurd.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It may be divisive, but a vary rare exploration of the female psyche, which, with a little judicious editing, could have a long and interesting life.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Seems like a sun-drenched paean to a creepy alternative lifestyle.

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The Age

The Age

Viewed again, far from the madding crowd and general hoo-ha of Sundance, it stands up much better than expected.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Despite her accomplished cast, French director Anne Fontaine summons neither the dramatic heft nor the humor to put across this absurd forbidden-love scenario.

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