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Movie Review: 'The Dreamers'

When filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci made Last Tango in Paris in 1972, it garnered an X rating. Thirty-two years later, his new film The Dreamers received an NC-17, which means much the same thing. NPR's Bob Mondello says the film is as sexy as you might expect -- but also wistful and sweet.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.