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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.

Director:

Agnès Jaoui

Writers:

Agnès Jaoui (scenario), Jean-Pierre Bacri (scenario)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marilou Berry ... Lolita Cassard
Agnès Jaoui ... Sylvia Millet
Jean-Pierre Bacri ... Étienne Cassard
Laurent Grévill Laurent Grévill ... Pierre Millet
Virginie Desarnauts Virginie Desarnauts ... Karine Cassard
Keine Bouhiza Keine Bouhiza ... Sébastien
Grégoire Oestermann Grégoire Oestermann ... Vincent
Serge Riaboukine Serge Riaboukine ... Félix
Michèle Moretti Michèle Moretti ... Édith
Jean-Pierre Lazzerini Jean-Pierre Lazzerini ... Le chauffeur de taxi
Jacques Boko Jacques Boko ... Le videur
Yves Verhoeven Yves Verhoeven ... Le badaud 1
Samir Guesmi ... Le badaud 2
Bob Zaremba Bob Zaremba ... Le type qu'on voit partout
Roberte Kiehl 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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Genres:

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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Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | Italian

Release Date:

20 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Look at Me See more »

Filming Locations:

Menades, Yonne, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,587, 3 April 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,736,499, 14 August 2005
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Visa d'exploitation en France : #107893 See more »

Quotes

Étienne Cassard: There's cyanide in the bathroom.
Sébastien: Why do you say that?
Étienne Cassard: Just to cut the tension.
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Connections

Features Blood on the Moon (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Que je t'aime
(Gilles Thibaut/Jean Renard)
interprété par: Laurent Bury, Camille Dereux, Caroline Duliège, Alice Fagard, Sophie Fejoz, Roméo Fidanza, Agnès Jaoui, Mahé Goufan, Loïk Le Guillou, Arnaud Péan
Pianiste: Christophe Manien
© Europe Sélection/Amplitude
(P) 2004 Les Films A4
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Individualism versus Egalitarianism
8 December 2004 | by donald7063See 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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