Les beaux jours 2013

Critics score:
86 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic: "Bright Days Ahead" offers an interesting twist on the May-December romance. Read more

Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader: Ardant might wrestle with alienation, but Bright Days Ahead never risks alienating its self-satisfied target audience. Read more

Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times: The well-observed script touches on a number of everyday issues about the aging process - whether you're pushing 40 or passing 60 - that add a tender and enlightening layer to this engaging, leisurely paced film. Read more

Stephen Holden, New York Times: Struggling to get out from under the film's too-cheery surface is a much more serious movie about grown-ups confronting the depredations of old age. Read more

Trevor Johnston, Time Out: We've seen variations on the character before. But Fanny Ardant's performance as the straitlaced wife ... is insightful and note-perfect. Read more

Katherine Vu, Village Voice: It's refreshing to see an optimistic story about an older woman who is funny, smart, and desirable, even if her happy life doesn't leave much room for conflict. Read more