5 to 7

5 to 7

DVD - 2015
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A chance encounter on the streets of Manhattan draws twenty-something aspiring writer Brian into a passionate love affair with a glamorous French woman. But she's married, and can only meet him for hotel room trysts between the hours of five and seven. As Brian yearns for more than just two hours a day with the woman of his dreams, he learns hard won lessons about life and love.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : IFC Films, [2015]
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA Fiv
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (1 hr., 37 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
widescreen (2.40:1),24 fps
NTSC
video file,DVD video,Region 1
Alternative Title: Five to seven

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maipenrai
Apr 01, 2019

A young writer begins an affair with an older French woman, whose open marriage to a diplomat dictates that they can only meet for two hours each evening but their growing passion leads him to want more than just a fleeting romance. Bérénice Marlohe is lovely as the French lover and Anton Yelchin ( both of whom I have never seen in a film before 5 to 7 ) does an excellent job as a naive young author. The French husband tolerates and even promotes the relationship as long as the rules are observed. I though that incorporating the children into the arrangement was inappropriate. Despite the predictability of the story line, I found myself enjoying the acting and loved Frank Langella and Glenn Close as the correctly skeptical parents. Mild recommendation. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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jimg2000
Mar 16, 2019

A coming of age story about a struggling young writer and a worldly mother of two. Enjoyed the dialogue and acting but felt that the film tried to make too much of the special relationship of the elites. RIP Mr. Chekov (Anton Yelchin.)

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MB85CAL
Jun 07, 2018

Subtle and nuanced film where French and American concepts of extramarital affairs differ and clash. But also, a love story. Well cast as well as beautifully shot and directed. Highly recommend.

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duanetucker
May 06, 2018

Heart wrenching and brilliant.

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singidunum_25
Mar 11, 2018

I hoped for more; unfortunately didn't deliver.

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JeanieG
Jan 28, 2018

An OK French movie but not as good as i was hoping. The story line was often not believable to me but as others noted perhaps it was meant to be a fable?

It was interesting enough that I watched the whole thing. I was curious to see how all was resolved.

The acting was great! A nice enjoyable film.

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kpelish
Oct 08, 2017

An older, insecure Frenchwoman introduces a younger, idealistic American man to her "open" marriage. You can pretty much guess what happens next...love turns the tables, but by that point, you won't much care in this convoluted tale.

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IrishMoon
Jun 24, 2017

I was so bored with this film that I finally shut it off, midway, which I rarely ever do.

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cmarie20
Mar 11, 2017

laugh out loud funny poignant love story -

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Nov 06, 2016

As previously stated this is worthwhile watching for Anton Yelchin's performance, but the story overall left me sort of cold. Perhaps it was meant to be a fable, but, SPOILER ALERT: if you'd like a story about unrequited love try "Me Before You", more upbeat, fun, and believable.

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jimg2000
Mar 17, 2019

Surprised to find 43 quotes in IMDb already including this one below. Thanks to the contributors:

Sam: A married French woman, 33 years of age, with two children. You could stop that sentence anywhere along the way, and have reason enough not to be in the relationship.

Brian: Dad...

Sam: These are the same French who didn't let us fly over their country on the way to Khadafi.

Brian: Okay, but it's not her Frenchness that's really bothering you.

Sam: No, but I can't discuss her marital or parental status, because if I do my pancreas will explode. So instead, I'm dwelling on the relatively benign, but still objectionable issue of her Frenchness.

Brian: Okay, but...

Sam: In the war, the French couldn't wait to give up their Jews.

Brian: Nobody could wait to give up their Jews...

Sam: Also, they surrendered three times in the same war. Have you any idea how hard that is to do?

Brian: What does that have to do with anything?

Sam: Because this is who you're dealing with.

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jimg2000
Mar 17, 2019

These quotes are not in IMDB:

When you're 34, I will be 43.
-Women are at their most beautiful in their 40s.
Okay. That's true. But 10 years after that I'll be 53.
-At which point I will believe that women are at their most beautiful in their 50s.
Oh, and 10 years after that?
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Do you believe that keeping a marriage together is always best for the children?
-If I believed that.. I wouldn't be asking you to do this. But if you believe it, then... you have to say no.
This is complicated. This is very... very complicated.
-It's not. I mean, yes, it is. Of course, it is, but at the same time it's very simple. What are we willing to do for love?
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One day, Brian, when you have children you'll understand that to leave them is to leave yourself. And to injure them, unthinkable.

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