Gloria Bell (2018) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

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A free-spirited woman in her 50s seeks out love at L.A. dance clubs.

IMDB: 6.4
Director: Sebastián Lelio
Stars: Julianne Moore, John Turturro
Length: 102 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 40 out of 105 found boring (38.09%)

One-line Reviews (96)

I've seen quite a few unfair reviews saying this film was boring.

Don't Waste Your Money...

Complete waste of my time...

Frankly I was bored right out of th box.

I have walked out of 2 films in my life - this was the second.


Kinda boring.

Julianna Moore's acting is superb in anything she does, HOWEVER, this coming of age, into a certain age, into old age......

Worst movie I have ever seen.

This film's premise seemed intriguing, sadly, it was not the case.

Very boring.

No plot, no acting, no nothing.

It's not too complex at face value, but is definitely entertaining for the most part.

The characters were wooden, the dialogue was boring and how many gratuitous t*t shots of Julianne Moore do we need?

I will admit that sometimes the movie focuses on something too mundane, such as her brushing her teeth, or leaves out too much, such as what happens to her at the Las Vegas hotel when she is on her own.

A Fantastic Woman was also a really engrossing effort, with all eyes on leading star Daniela Vega.

I was so bored to continue watching it.

mindless, boring, it was hard not to walk out during the movie.

Unfortunately, I found it unnecessarily long and boring.

But having three pointless, ridiculous and completely inappropriate nude scenes?

fast-forward as much as you can, & it's still too slow.

super pointless...

Boring .

While not perfect, it's an enjoyable movie that first and foremost functions as a character study.

Slow and boring movie .


The most boring movie of the year .

In the end, if your life is too happy, if you have too much joy and you really want to feel depressed, go waste two hours of your life in this movie.

It was just a flat, bland, unemotional film.

I was surprised that it actually had me gripped, I enjoyed it.

The duo Julianne Moore + John Turturro is stunning, knowing that Julianne Moore is gorgeous, as usual.


It was pointless, and he also seemed to disappear in the second half of the film.

The relationship with her kids, her sick love life, her boring work, her loneliness.

Empty .

Worth watching even if only for the last 3-4 minutes of the movie.

Gloria Laura Branigan Gloria, you're always on the run now Running after somebody, you gotta get him somehow I think you've got to slow down before you start to blow it I think you're headed for a breakdown, so be careful not to show it You really don't remember, was it something that he said.

too many loose ends that left you bored, not wondering, or wanting Moore!

Bored to death!

The whole film was dull and best forgotten.

Don't Waste Your Time .

The conversations came over like an initial read through of a script rather than interactions between fine actors who were immersed in their roles.



A pointless film about a woman leading a pointless life .

OMG, Boring.

then too often boring .

This is a superbly boring movie.

Funny, enjoyable.

Gloria Bell (2019) - 7.1 Act 1 - 6.6 Act 2 - 7.1 Act 3 - 7.6Good Looking for a new purpose with kids doing their own things Looking for love About finding self worth Single middle aged woman going through life Great score Good use of music Care about characters Art house indie Score makes scenes more impressive than they are and really set the tone of the film Gives insight into characters mindset in scenes Music is used really well Julianne Moore is great Very good performances Went on a journey with this character Satisfying endingBad Boring at times Majority of film is stagnant Could have had stronger plot points to put more weight and emotion on the line

In this case, even though Julianne Moore is generally fascinating to watch, all of those extended takes of her just felt like wasted screen time.

Boring & sad .

Those moments seemed self-indulgent and comic, as opposed to profound.

I can see how some people found it boring, it's a slow paced movie focused on character development.

Dragged on in some areas.

In 70 years, I have walked out on three films.

You fall asleep.

As described in the bonus segment of the DVD, the goal was to present "an intense journey" of the protagonist.

Disjointed random bits of nothing happening between barely developed characters, scenes that go nowhere, & time-killing filler.

A glossy, visually stunning portrait of solitude and the many obstacles to true bonding and communication.

Lovely as she is, this was very self-indulgent fixation by the director, who was hired by the executive producer, who is Julianne Moore herself.

Don't waste your time and money...

Some scenes are cut badly and are way too long.

Really bored actually!

Boring and struggling.

However, this is overall an entertaining dramedy for those of us who like the cast.

I think it was insulting and pointless.

Most entertaining part of this film was the end when they play "GLORIA" .

Gloria Bell is an absorbing character study, for which Moore should be nominated, taking us through the joy of letting go through dance to immersing in affections ill-timed and disappointing.

Predictable .

So boring .

Super slow...


well, there really is no plot.

If my life as I get older gets as dreary and loveless as Gloria's, I'm going to take a plane to Alaska and walk out onto an ice floe and be done with it.

The movie is slow, meandering through nothingness until the very end.

The film's director, Sebastián Lelio, was remaking an earlier version of the same film, which is itself a pretentious artistic enterprise.

Yes, it is so boring that I had to say it before it was even over.

A waste of time .

Dysfunctional and boring characters the Cats ok .

I really enjoyed it, it was a celebratory and joyous take on a mostly mundane life.

Totally disjointed awful movie with good acting , aq total waste of time and money.

As was the case with the 2013 original, which featured a stunning performance by Paulina Garcia, the success of the remake was likely to hinge on whether the actress cast in the title role, would make this her own, letting us forget about the original role.

Entertaining Slice-of-Life .

Incredibly slow and boring .

We then get to know Gloria: she has two grown-up kids, and she has a boring job at an insurance company.

There's no story, no struggle, no plot whatsoever.

One of the worst movies I've seen.

We enjoyed it for Julianne Moore.

If you like fast paced, action movies with lots of suspense, this movie is not for you.

Gloria Bell (Julianne Moore) is divorced, alone, working a boring insurance job, with children growing away, ad finds herself frequenting dance clubs/bars.

Tried to stay awake .

So boring and too long.

No plot and not a good story .

beyond that Zzzzz

The film itself is a bit slow moving at times.