Ben Sachs(Chicago Reader): Ardant main wrestle with alienation, but Bright Days Ahead in no degree risks alienating its self-satisfied target audience.
Bill Goodykoontz(Arizona Republic): "Bright Days Ahead" offers each interesting twist on the May-December story.
Gary Goldstein(Los Angeles Times): The well-observed script touches forward a number of everyday issues well-nigh the aging process – whether you're pushing 40 or sur~ly 60 – that add a tender and enlightening bed. to this engaging, leisurely paced film.
Stephen Holden(New York Times): Struggling to commit to memory out from under the film's in addition-cheery surface is a much further serious movie about grown-ups confronting the depredations of sensible age.
Katherine Vu(Village Voice): It's refreshing to see an optimistic story well-nigh an older woman who is comical, smart, and desirable, even if her prosperous life doesn't leave a great quantity room for conflict.
Siobhan Synnot(Scotsman): This is twinkly wish-consummation on stilts, presumably aimed at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel fanclub, otherwise than that it manages some funny jabs at ageism, and it's delectable to see Ardant being funny, vibrating and desirable.
Philip Kemp(Total Film): It's altogether a tad slight and glossy, unless the performances redeem it …
David Parkinson(Empire Magazine): Fitfully comical and poignant in its insights into ageing, this cross-generational fling saga lacks the emblem and depth to say anything genuinely momentous.
Brian Orndorf(Blu-ray.com): Lead work from Fanny Ardant is superbly moderated, bringing an interesting internalization to some occasionally, but not crushingly, routine examine at the power of flirtation.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat(Spirituality and Practice): A French dramedy respecting the love affair that brings pleasure to a married 64 year primitive woman and a 41 year-shrewd computer teacher.
Marc Mohan(Oregonian): Moves in a line predictable lines but does feature a glowing, Deneuveian exhibition of character on the stage from veteran screen star Fanny Ardant.
Adam Nayman(The Dissolve): Bright Days Ahead shift to be a casual, charming movie almost a woman taking charge of her life, if it were not that its lightness gets unbearable; the pellicle is so featherweight that it eventually blows absent.
Brendan Kelly(Montreal Gazette): It's a moving drama about two themes not repeatedly brought together in the cinema — infidelity and retirement.