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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film contains a clip from Blood on the Moon (1948). 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

Barcarolle
by Jacques Offenbach
FCD 136 Editions K-Limity
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Triple Triumph:
27 October 2005 | by G_a_l_i_n_aSee all my reviews

The breath of fresh air - refined, funny, ironic, in the best traditions of Chekhov's plays, this movie is a triple triumph for its writer/director/star Agnes Jaoui. "Look at me" is the story of 20 years old Lolita (rarely a name mismatches a girl so much. Lolita is a pudgy young woman with a very low self-esteem even though she's got a beautiful voice and passion for singing) who desperately craves her father's attention. Ironically, her father, one of the most famous writers in France, known for his deep, observant and subtle novels is an arrogant, self-centered, and self-involved man who hardly acknowledges Lolita - just to criticize her. He never finds time to listen to the tape Lolita made especially for him in hope to get his interest and approval. The beauty of the script and the movie is that Agnes Jaoui does not use only black or white colors to paint her characters. They turn with their different facets to the viewers and the film itself is a precious gem. The acting is superb by everyone. As a bonus treat, we will hear some of the most beautiful music every written, including the pieces by Monteverdi and Handel.

9/10


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