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Odette Toulemonde (2006)

Odette dreams of thanking Balthazar Balsan, her favorite writer, for the optimism which she believes emanates from him. The wealthy and seductive writer is going to land in her life in a ... See full summary »
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Odette Toulemonde
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Balthazar Balsan
Jacques Weber ...
Olaf Pims
Alain Doutey ...
L'éditeur
Camille Japy ...
Nadine
Fabrice Murgia ...
Rudy
Nina Drecq ...
Sue Helen
Jacqueline Bir ...
La dame sèche
Laurence d'Amelio ...
Isabelle Balsan
Julien Frison ...
François
Erik Burke ...
Filip
Aïssatou Diop ...
Florence
Nicolas Buysse ...
Polo
Bruno Metzger ...
Jésus
Cindy Besson ...
La cliente battue
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Odette dreams of thanking Balthazar Balsan, her favorite writer, for the optimism which she believes emanates from him. The wealthy and seductive writer is going to land in her life in a totally unexpected way. The story of a meeting between two unusual castaways who have nothing in common... Written by Anonymous

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7 February 2007 (France)  »

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Odette, una comedia sobre la felicidad  »

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Charming components, but dull result
22 January 2008 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

First the positive sides: Some beautiful pictures/ shots, some funny moments, a lovely actress playing with charme and surely this will put a smile on your face. On the other hand, what comes along as "funny" is often rather serious in reality and so in my opinion, the movie wants or tries to be "lighter" than it actually is. The jokes can be foreseen (clever is something else!) and are sometimes a little forced, plus there is a lot of cliché, so the genre of "kitsch" is perfectly fulfilled. It reminded me a little of the movie "Amelie" which I disliked for similar reasons. There is better french humour, charme and "feel-good-movies" than this. All in all, this one was a bore to me.


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