I disagree with both the previous reviews, but more with the second than with the first.
Rendez-Vous was a film I'd been looking forward to seeing for years, and not just because it was Juliette Binoche's first major role and she gets her clothes off in it. David Thomson had called her 'startling' in it, and I respect him.
But let's be honest: the film is a mess. It features Lambert Wilson as a character who's supposed to be fascinatingly tormented, but who in fact comes across as an attention-seeking jerk. Binoche's character is at the centre, but as a living character she barely exists, and while she's very pretty (she was about 20 when this was made) the viewer gets the uneasy feeling that it was partly conceived in order to have a young and cute actress get her kit off as often as possible. (Compare Rivette's 'La Belle Noiseuse', in which Emmanuelle Béart spends most of the film naked, but which isn't the least bit prurient. Rendez-Vous is leering at Binoche throughout.)
The story collapses halfway through and Anne Wiazemsky, one of the most blazingly intense actresses in French cinema, is thrown away in a bit part. I would really have liked this movie to be good, but it's not.