When The Sun Comes Out (Film Thoughts: Un Beau Soleil Interior/Let the Sunshine In)

frenI think Juliette Binoche is one of those under-appreciated actresses, although I think she does more in Europe than America, where she is mostly known for ‘The English Patient.’ Her charm is on perfect display on her film ‘Un Beau Soleil Interior,’ which has the English title of ‘Let The Sunshine In’ as it is released here in the States.

Set in Paris, Binoche is Isabelle, one of those chic ladies who is looking for love. She is in a couple of relationships, but nothing is hitting. We can all relate. Binoche gives this role her all – I an watch her just looking at paintings at a museum and I can feel a sense of what the character is, what it is feeling, what motivates it.

I wished I like the movie more. The character is written as whiny, even though Binoche obviously humanizes it more – and the men she gets herself involves with seem like the same exact characters. There’s a ‘surprise’ at the end that will leave you walking out on a high note, but it felt like a chore getting there. Still, I recommend this for Niinoche’s performance – where you will see a living breathing actress on top of her game.

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