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Conversations With Other Women

  • Film
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
Much like ‘Before Sunset’, this drama focuses on a real-time conversation between an intelligent couple with an ambiguous relationship. When a nameless man (Aaron Eckhart) flirts with a woman (Helena Bonham Carter) at a wedding, their sparky banter slowly reveals a deeper bond established many years before. The dialogue is sharp, entertaining and contemplative, musing on gender differences, life decisions and the fragility of love.Supposedly supporting these themes is a continuous split screen, separating the pair and showing proceedings from varying points of view. Sometimes it flits back in time to show the characters as they once were – or perhaps, as they imagine they were.While this contrivance theoretically gives the audience the opportunity to edit what they see, it undermines the impact of the conversation and forces a viewing choice that’s not always welcome. Perhaps a second watch would be illuminating, but this is not the kind of film that’s going to attract repeat bookings in their droves. Still, excellent performances and a tidy script mean it’s a cut above your average relationships drama.
Written by Anna Smith

Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Release date:Friday 18 May 2007
  • Duration:84 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Hans Canosa
  • Screenwriter:Gabrielle Zevin
  • Cast:
    • Aaron Eckhart
    • Helena Bonham Carter
    • Nora Zehetner
    • Erik Eidem
    • Olivia Wilde
    • Yury Tsykun
    • Brian Geraghty
    • Brianna Brown
    • Thomas Lennon
    • David Franklin
    • Cerina Vincent
    • Philip Littell
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