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Whatever You Say (2002)
"Mon idole" (original title)

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Bastien, an ambitious young production assistant, catches the attention of Jean-Louis, a producer of high regard, and is granted a shot at his own television show.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jean-Louis Broustal
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Bastien
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Clara Broustal
Philippe Lefebvre ...
Philippe Letzger
Daniel Prévost ...
M. Balbot
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Fabienne
Jacqueline Jehanneuf ...
Maryvonne
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Daniel Bénard
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Patrick
Andrée Damant ...
Micheline
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L'assistante
Alexandra Mercouroff ...
La secrétaire de Broustal
Pascal Leguennec ...
Le jardinier
Vincent Darré ...
Le fils du jardinier
Laurent Lafitte ...
Fabrice
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Young Bastien is very pleased when his hugely successful TV producer boss Jean-Louis Broustal begins to recognize him for his talents and then invites him to his country house for the weekend to work on a new show. But gradually it becomes clear that no work is going to be done. In fact, Broustal and his much younger pretty wife seem to want Bastien for something very different than for his television talents. But can he accept their offer? Can he afford not to? Things go awry and lead to a taut and frenzied finish. Written by Martin Lewison <dr@martinlewison.com>

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17 December 2002 (France)  »

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My Idol  »

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Opening Weekend:

$861,887 (France) (20 December 2002)

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$2,538,531 (France) (3 January 2003)
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Refreshing Reward
22 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie yesterday at the "French Cinema Festival" in Skopje. I literally forced myself to see the movie, even though the IMDb critics weren't high because I have seen "Love me if you dare" (same leading actor and somewhat similar idea). I will just say that at the end this movie seemed like a reward for my stubbornness because it was refreshing in many ways:

1. The musical solutions in the film: inserting really sexy and love melodies in "inadequate" places just to accent the irony.

2. Camera solutions. For example: the toilet water splashes the camera too, or the movements of the camera when Canet character hits the door with the car.

3. Perfect timing for insertion of animated scenes.

4. Fashion solutions, indoor design as well as the choice of surroundings - all colored with that refined French taste.

5.The ending of a somewhat familiar idea (seen in "The Game" for example).

The only weak link in this movie were maybe the profiles of the characters - the lack of depth possibly. But! Given the fact that it inspired me to write for the first time on IMDb (despite being a member for several years now) I must conclude that it was really inspiration.

cheers


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