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This movie is interesting in that it explores the life of a woman who seems incapable of sustaining a relationship. Catherine Deneuve is this screwed up lady and bounces from one relationship to another. In the process, kids are also affected but the film seems to pretty much ignore the impact of this woman on others and instead focus on her. Well, I found her to be pretty selfish and shallow, so for me, it wasn't an exactly satisfying viewing experience. I would have MUCH preferred if the film showed more of the impact on the kids--especially years later when they, too, have a long series of shallow relationships. Others may find it more compelling. Considering, though, that the movie has a strong cast, I am actually surprised I still didn't enjoy it a little more--even if the material isn't exactly what I like.
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