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On a Magical Night (Chambre 212) (2020)



Critic Consensus: It isn't quite as exceptional as the titular evening, but On a Magical Night offers enough Gallic whimsy to satisfy audiences in the mood for some romance.

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In this playful new film from writer-director Christophe Honoré, we meet Maria, a woman dissatisfied with her marriage who, after a heated argument with her husband of 20 years, spends the night in room 212 of the hotel across the street from their home. There, she has a bird's eye view of her apartment, her husband, and her marriage. In this comic romp, she confronts her past lovers and relationships on one magical night, fantasizing about the lives she could've lived and wondering if she's made the right decisions.


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All Critics (31) | Top Critics (10)

Yet, somehow, inexplicably, the movie is ponderous and flat, and needlessly freighted with tedious exchanges about the transience of love and the requirements of fidelity.

June 21, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

On a Magical Night finally feels recitative of past lovelorn material - especially given the classic Paris setting - rather than fully alive.

June 17, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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I wish this film was a little lighter and had more lyricism to it, but it's pretty stage-bound and doesn't add up to a lot.

May 11, 2020 | Full Review…

[W]e don't believe in these characters and conflicts any more than we believe that one's former paramours could be conjured in a hotel suite. But at least it's fun while it lasts.

May 8, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The whole thing is only as original as a dull midlife crisis, retrofitted into a whimsical screwball mold that feels miscalculated.

May 8, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It's best when it surrenders to the whimsy of its premise, but often is so busy articulating its ideas that it misses the fun of bringing them to life.

May 7, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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