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2.5
15 Ratings

Never Ever

À jamais

Directed by Benoît Jacquot
France, 2016
Drama

Synopsis

The story of performance artist Laura who is grieving after the suicide of her husband and becomes increasingly alienated until she discovers a mysterious man in her house.

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Never Ever Directed by Benoît Jacquot

Critics reviews

There is no ambiguity, no mystery—just something reminiscent of a French/Italian erotic ‘80s B movie. The director’s attempts to provoke and disturb are straight out of a textbook. The film is not complex; it is superficial. I do like the title, provided it describes my chances of seeing another Jacquot movie.
September 15, 2016
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breakout scripter-star Julia Roy has perhaps shed a few too many of the text’s complications — but adds her own enigmatic shading to proceedings via her terrific leading turn as a grief-stricken performance artist preserving her husband’s presence in more ways than one.
September 10, 2016
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An elusive, prolific film-maker whose auteur stamp isn’t always easy to detect, Jacquot nevertheless always has an intelligent, even contemplative approach to his material, and tends to focus on complex female protagonists – both of which are certainly true of Never Ever. A dependably nervy performance from Amalric, plus the De Lillo connection, will be its most immediate selling points, but Never Ever also represents a striking breakthrough by novice co-star, and the film’s writer, Julia Roy.
September 09, 2016
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