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Look at Me (2004)

Comme une image (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 20 May 2005 (USA)
A french girl gifted with a great voice, has a complex about her weight and her appearance.

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Cast

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Lolita Cassard
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Sylvia Millet
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Étienne Cassard
Laurent Grévill ...
Pierre Millet
Virginie Desarnauts ...
Karine Cassard
Keine Bouhiza ...
Sébastien
Grégoire Oestermann ...
Vincent
Serge Riaboukine ...
Félix
Michèle Moretti ...
Édith
Jean-Pierre Lazzerini ...
Le chauffeur de taxi
Jacques Boko ...
Le videur
Yves Verhoeven ...
Le badaud 1
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Le badaud 2
Bob Zaremba ...
Le type qu'on voit partout
Roberte Kiehl ...
La pianiste du conservatoire
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Storyline

Lolita, plump, in her 20s, desperately wants her father's attention. He's egotistical, a famous writer and publisher with an attractive wife little older than Lolita. She's in a choir, rehearsing for a concert; she's given her father a tape, which he's yet to listen to. Sylvia, a voice coach, is willing to help the group, knowing she'll have a chance to get her husband's new novel in front of Lolita's father. For Lolita, this is a pattern: people pay attention to her to gain access to him, something she fears is the intent of Sébastien, a struggling journalist who may become her boyfriend. The night of the concert, the music may bring out everyone's feelings. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief language and a sexual reference | See all certifications »
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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,170,944 (France) (24 September 2004)

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$1,736,499 (USA) (12 August 2005)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Sebastian Andrieu. See more »

Quotes

Sylvia Millet: [singing lesson] Use the consonants, don't avoid them.
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Connections

Features Blood on the Moon (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

An die Musik, Lied, Opus 88 no 4
Franz Schubert (as Schubert)
interprété par: Alexandra Rübner
Pianiste: Christophe Manien
(P) 2004 Les Films A4
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Individualism versus Egalitarianism
8 December 2004 | by (Southampton United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A beautifully crafted and acted film where the director Agnes Jaoui, who incidentally plays a leading role in the film supporting and coaching, Marilou Berry as Lolita a budding singer, for me the star of the film, who has to come to terms with her father's and his immediate circle of friends individualism.

As in all good films the pace is wonderful as the protagonists are slowly bought together, egos waxing and waning as they seek out what is best for themselves and to hell with everyone else. That is except for Sebastian who early in the film senses Lolita's, unbeknown to her, egalitarianism. The film ends with Lolita's awakening to the richness of a sharing society, while the director announces where her sympathies lie courtesy of the father's hi fi player.

Yet another French cultural swipe at Hollywood. Highly recommended.


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