Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Our Movie Critic's Weekend Selections

The Oscar-nominated animated feature "Ernest and Celestine, from the book by Gabrielle Vincent, centers on the unlikely friendship between a bear and a mouse.
The Oscar-nominated animated feature "Ernest and Celestine, from the book by Gabrielle Vincent, centers on the unlikely friendship between a bear and a mouse.

Ernest & Celestine The unlikely friendship between a mouse and a bear is at the heart of this winning animated feature, nominated for an Academy Award, adapted with wit and grace from Gabrielle Vincent's beloved series of children's books. On view in both original French (subtitled) and dubbed English versions. Impossibly cute! PG

The Lunchbox Exquisite and exciting, exotic and inviting, this tale of a romance that begins with a misdelivered meal will put a smile on your face, a tear in your eye. Set in thrumming Mumbai, Ritesh Batran's first feature is full of whimsy and wisdom, and boasts a beautifully quiet, wholly realized turn from Slumdog Millionaire's Irrfan Khan. PG

Le Week-End Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan, both terrific, are a long-married couple getting away in that most romantic of cities, Paris. A walking and talking (and running) snapshot of a relationship, its ups and downs, triumphs and traumas. With Jeff Goldblum as an old friend, whose invitation to dinner results in soul-baring revelations. R

Steven Rea Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic
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