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Personal Shopper (2016)

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A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message.

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Sigrid Bouaziz ...
Lara
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Erwin
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Gary
Hammou Graïa ...
Police Officer
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Kyra
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Audrey Bonnet ...
Cassandre
Pascal Rambert ...
Jérôme
Aurélia Petit ...
Chanel Press Attache
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Attachée de presse maison de couture Londres
Thibault Lacroix ...
Attachée de presse maison de couture Paris
Calypso Valois ...
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Benoit Peverelli ...
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A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message.

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Rated R for some language, sexuality, nudity and a bloody violent image | See all certifications »

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10 March 2017 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$152,478 (USA) (17 March 2017)

Gross:

$1,229,599 (USA) (21 April 2017)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Nora von Waldstätten and Benoit Peverelli previously co-starred in Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria (2014). Waldstätten and Olivia Ross also co-starred in Assayas' Carlos (2010). See more »

Goofs

When Maureen was texting with 'Unknown', her texts are usually immediately seen and replied to. On her phone, it shows the time of when the text was read. However, some of the times shown are not logical. There was a scene where her last text was read at 17:46 when she was still on the train. Then she sent a text, got on a scooter, and finally sent another text after she got to Kyra's home from the train station. But the 2 messages were seen in the same minute (17:57). Right after that, she traded a few texts with 'Unknown' and it seems to have happened in a few minutes but the last text she sent in that scene was read at 19:01, more than 1 hour later from when she got home. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Maureen Cartwright: Lewis is it you?
[pauses]
Maureen Cartwright: Or is it just me?
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Thematically strong, although slightly under cooked and caught between genres
23 March 2017 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

At times I feel giving this film a 7 seems generous, but overall it's probably deserving of that score. The story lulls around a bit longer than it should and I definitely grew disengaged during certain periods of the story. However, I do believe the core concept is fairly strong and Kristen Stewart's performance is as well;having seen Certain Women only the other week, I now find myself wholly impressed with her acting ability.

Basically, Maureen (Kristen Stewart) believes her recently deceased twin brother is trying to communicate with her because they had made a pact that whoever was to die first would send the other a sign to indicate that all is well and they are at peace.

The mystique of the film, as you might imagine, is if Maureen is engaging with a malevolent spirit or a peaceful spirit; her brothers spirit or even a spirit at all. This ambiguity is reflective of Maureen's own disillusionment with an unfulfilling career and life, as well as her mourning.

Personal Shopper sort of falls between genres and because of this it doesn't really satisfy fully as a drama nor a mystery. For me, it plays best as a narrative on grief and a characters search for identity. In this regards, the film offers an original take on those themes.


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