The strength of this movie lies in the dialogues...and the dialogues are in French!!! Indeed, several jokes play with the homonyms and the subtlety of French language, so they are not likely to be appreciated by an non-French audience, and is probably the main reason why it received severe reviews outside France. In Montreal, the movie succeeded in launching several laughters in the audience. My main criticism is the play of the writer and main actor of the movie, Emmanuel Mouret. While most characters in the movie are at the border of being caricatures but yet are successfully credible thanks to the sensible plays of the actors, Emmanuel Mouret's portrait of an undecided young man appears artificial. Frederique Bel is delectable in her role. The camera was rather static, but this does not prevent Frederique Bel to light of all her talent. I thought the music was enjoyable and successfully put the audience in a French ambiance. Good, light movie, in sum.
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