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A Simple Story

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A Simple Story

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
performer:
Bruno Cremer, Romy Schneider
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C

In this updated ”woman’s picture,” which proves they could make ’em just as banal a dozen years ago as they did way back when, the charismatic Romy Schneider plays a woman who leaves her lover after having an abortion, then begins an affair with her ex-husband. Eventually the guilty Marie redeems her abortion by getting pregnant again with her ex, though it seems she’s had a plot resolution rather than a child. There’s nothing wrong with A Simple Story that a few interesting characters couldn’t cure — everyone’s so nice, decent, and dull. And it is all very simple: Woman gets baby, woman loses baby, woman gets baby again. For the maternally prone only, on a particularly lonely evening. C

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