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  1. xiaoyue's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    the impossiblity of women, the astonishment of women, the potentialities of womanhood. this beautiful film by agnes varda is a monument to the way we come through and out of our lives by all means of joy.

  2. petit astronaute's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

  3. EdieEmm's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    Varda's epic second-wave feminist saga. Loved it - till it overstayed its welcome and kept going past the point where it should've ended. (And loved it again - briefly - when they sang a song called Papa Engels!) Far too reproductively-focused and "natural" to really speak to their urban gen-x kids (like me)... But, as often with Varda's overtly feminist films, offers insights into our movement's earlier days.

  4. BUSTER TIERNEY's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    Film simple, vrai, revendicatif, touchant. Un vrai film pour un panda féministe !

  5. Diderot's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    One of those "turbulent times as seen through an individual life" films that is only slightly less stupid than the most garish version of the genre (Forrest Gump).

  6. David R Williams's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    I run hot and cold with Varda but this one is essential.

  7. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    Una película sobre la femineidad haciéndose cómplice a propósito de una negligencia masculina. Apasionante cómo la tragedia pega a inicio, pero luego el tiempo termina por enmendar. Los personajes maduran. Nada es en vano. Es un cálido relato sobre la amistad. Es además un filme generacional y de aspiraciones feministas. Curioso el personaje del padre soltero. Aquí no se trata de la guerra de los sexos. Hay equidad.

  8. Corey's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    Nice to see female characters, issues, and kinship highlighted in a movie.

  9. Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    VARDA & MAIRESSE s'unissent pour chanter, militer, refaire le monde et défendre la condition des femmes. Drôle, sympa, entraînant, tonique ... et toujours d'actualité. Bravo Agnès ! ==== VARDA & MAIRESSE unite to sing, to militate, to remake the world and to defend the condition of the women. Funny, friendly, enthusiastic, tonic ... and always topical. Congratulations Agnes!

  10. Loz Loory's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    4.5 So glad to get a chance to watch this. Adored every minute. So rare to see two women's lives explored honestly, warts and all, without conforming to government film censorship standards. Great reminder of how dangerous it is for women when their right to legal abortion is non-existent. Loved the contrast between the two women. Just like the twists and turns of long-lasting friendships in real life.

  11. Henri de Corinth's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    The musical bits/transitions were heavy-handed and distracting (the music itself wasn't that great either). It's frustrating because it's an otherwise very nice story about friendship and love.

  12. Nick Potter's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    While it might be a bit longer than it really needs to be in order to tell the story of these women effectively, the performances are solid enough to almost make you forget about that. Varda's feminist tale is still magnificent.

  13. Myles's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    Nothing objectively bad about it. A meandering romance about abortion and growing up in Seventies France. The weird Varda humor is there, but not in abundance.

  14. noemi's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    i'd love to live inside one of varda's films.

  15. RoRoRoro's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

  16. Slappy McGee's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    (2.5 stars) "One sings badly, the other is the only reason to watch this movie." Yeah, a lot of bad musical performances that are just annoying. The narrative is engaging to begin with, but then the story just meanders too much and ultimately the ending comes far too late and doesn't work. I appreciate the attempt and purpose of this film, but the execution is very poor.

  17. Stephanie Gutierrez's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    One Sings, the Other Doesn’t, This film is done exceptionally well. By showing the friendship between these two seemly opposite women and their struggles, this film creates a bond between the two that is really well received. Also have the underlying arch of feminist ideals was done cleverly through song. Overall this was a great film to watch.

  18. Susannah Magers's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    "Enjoy your authority, it's going to be over soon," snaps teenaged Pauline to her father, setting the unapologetic, feminist PSA tone early (this passes the Bechdel test with flying colors). Tackling abortion (a theme that looms large for both leads, Suzanne and Apple neé Pauline) and gender roles with witty, frank dialogue, there's refreshing solidarity between the female characters. Musical interludes, too.

  19. cabecassis's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    magnifique plaidoyer féministe mais pas que..de la douceur, de la rondeur dans ce parcours chaotique de la vie de femmes... Une qui chante l'autre pas, mais une quête identique celle de se trouver femme, à se vivre. et aujourd'hui le combat n'est pas terminé BRAVO Agnes

  20. Eric Eidelstein's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    Interesting, underseen Varda. Not sure if all of it works — particularly the last 1/3 — but I enjoyed the music, performances, and Varda's commitment to telling this often convoluted story about the enduring relationship between two very different women.

  21. David Richards's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    Kind of a feminist musical? An adventurous film that, while being unabashedly political, is also playful at times. Upbeat.

  22. Solowis's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    The songs are bad, the movie isn't

  23. Kevin's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    This film is remarkable. A cogent realization of feminism at its peak. No wonder the reviews break down by sex, where else are songs about abortion, pregnancy, life in Iran, and kids... The nod to Engels is great. One review suggests Varda’s films is a response to Umbrellas, only 12 years and many films later. I want to see Lessing’s review, or Alice Munro’s or J.C. Oates, this is a lifestyle, a state of mind.

  24. El Biffo's rating of the film One Sings, the Other Doesn't

    Starts out so great and then it goes on and on and on. By the time the epilogue started, with Varda telling us what became of all the characters, I couldn't care less. A ton of bad hippie folk songs also make this a hard watch, not to mention the (deliberately?) unsynched dialogue, as tho we were watching a poorly dubbed film. Except it was made in French and the dialogue's in French, so I don't know whats up w that.

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