One of the best films of the year.
35 Shots of Rum (2009)
How does the Tomatometer work
Consensus: This slow-moving French family drama is rich, complex, subtle and emotionally eloquent.
Rated: Not Rated
Theatrical Release:Sep 16, 2009 Limited
Synopsis: “The warmth radiating from 35 Shots of Rum, smoother than the finest liquor, reminds viewers how rarely movies capture the easygoing love embodied in a functional family, with all its support and... “The warmth radiating from 35 Shots of Rum, smoother than the finest liquor, reminds viewers how rarely movies capture the easygoing love embodied in a functional family, with all its support and tenderness.” – Jay Weissberg, Variety. Claire Denis, long known for her subtle, fluid and intriguing movies (Beau Travail is best known to U.S. audiences), sets her story in a Paris suburb: a widowed metro conductor, approaching retirement, lives with his beautiful grown daughter – the object of a neighbor’s romantic interest. The man’s former girlfriend also lives in their building and plays a role in their closely-knit lives. 35 Shots of Rum considers the mysterious complexities that surround evolving relationships, whether romantic or parental. It is that rare movie in which the plot is driven by what people say and what they hold back, the meaningful pauses between words, a significant glance, a sexy outfit, a thoughtful gift. In other words, it holds a mirror up to life as it is actually led. --© Film Forum [More]
Director: Claire Denis
Get This Movie
Reviews for 35 Shots of Rum
September 17, 2009:
Critics Consensus: Jennifer's Body Is Hot, But The Movie Isn't
This week at the movies, we've got a possessed student body (Jennifer's Body, starring Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried); an oddball snitch (The Informant!, starring Matt Damon and... More...
RT On Current TV
What’s Hot On RT
Around The Network
- 35 Shots of Rum at Rotten Tomatoes