It was a very French weekend pour moi.
It began with "Look at Me," another sharply observed comedy of manners by the multi-talented Agnes Jaoui who also helmed the clever film "The Taste of Others" a few years back. She and her husband, Jean-Pierre Bacri, co-wrote and co-star in this new comedy examining how vanity can wreak havoc in personal lives. The film focuses on the plight of a plump daughter and her famous novelist father who can't seem to avoid disappointing each other. At times the film swerves into simplistic after-school special territory, but then bobs right back into wry wisdom, plain-faced truths and satisfying smiles.
The remainder of the French irresitableness took place in shared pastries and crepes and chat with good friends in the breezy, beach-adjacent sunshine. C'est bon!
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