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Celine and Julie Go Boating has enough material packed into its four hours to fuel any number of critical monographs and probably a few dissertations as well.* It’s part of the movie’s charm, though, and a self-referential nod to its own exploration of the qualities of magic, that it never feels heavy, stuffed, dense, or impenetrable. For almost 40 years the movie has remained open-armed, lighthearted, and glad to have you watch it. It’s even saved a seat for you on the sofa (literally).
Coffey, Daniel, "Paris Belongs to Them: Friendship, Empowerment, and Good Times in Celine and Julie Go Boating" (2013). Reference and Instruction Publications and Papers. 70.