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Vilaine (2008)

This is the story of too nice girl who one day decides to become evil. And who will find out it is not so easy to do wrong when you have always been nice.

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Mélanie Lupin
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Aurore Cahier
Pierre-François Martin-Laval ...
Martinez
Joséphine de Meaux ...
Blandine
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Innocent Drogba (as Thomas Ngijol)
Chantal Lauby ...
La mère de Mélanie
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Jessica
Gil Alma ...
Jonathan
Liliane Rovère ...
Grand-mère Mélanie
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Charles Meurisse ...
Aymeric
Eric Laugérias ...
Le policier 'éléphant'
Théo Ponce-Ludier ...
Le gamin aux fleurs
Léa Pelletant ...
La mère de Blandine
Isabelle Mazin ...
Madame Lepinsec
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This is the story of too nice girl who one day decides to become evil. And who will find out it is not so easy to do wrong when you have always been nice.

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They call her ugly. She's gonna act ugly.

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Heart Of Glass
Written by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein
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While the film has a few lulls here and there, it's a pleasant view.
26 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

Melanie is a sad lady. She's not particularly attractive and she's a pushover with everyone she knows. They know she's 'nice' and everyone takes advantage of her--her neighbor, her boss...even her own family. It's been this way her whole life. However, when her horrible cousin and her no-good friends decide to play a horrible 'joke' on her, Melanie snaps. No more Miss Nice...now she's out for herself and to give everyone a bit of payback.

I generally liked this film, but must say that it was a bit uneven. Some of Melanie's actions are funny and easy to justify, though her cruelty towards animals is odd and disturbing. Being cruel towards the jerks around her was easy to enjoy...seeing her keep a cat in a covered trashcan for a couple days and tie a dog's leash to a bus' bumper seemed over the top and didn't fit with the character. Still, on balance it was quite good.

By the way, another French film that has some similarities but is far superior is "Tatie Danielle". This wicked old lady is MUCH worse than Melanie but NEVER was nice. And, she's SO over the top mean that the overall film is hilarious and quite entertaining.


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