Thursday, September 14, 2006
Sauteed in right sauce
The latest addition to the Great Movies You Probably Never Saw file: 8 Women.
One of those films best described as a confection, director/co-writer Francois Ozon's 8 Women stars the brightest French actresses in the cinematic night sky. We're talkin' Catherine Denueve, Isabelle Huppert, Ludivine Sagnier, Emmanuelle Beart...and that's just half of 'em.
Don't let the phrase "musical murder mystery" throw you. This is really more of a comic showcase for eight fascinating women who each just happen to have a motive and a musical number. It's funny, irreverent and lovely to look at--from the art direction to the costumes to the glorious divas themselves. Do treat yourself to a rental. Merci beaucoup!
Quote of the week (lifted from Entertainment Weekly):
Rocker and celebrity judge Tommy Lee's response to a poor performance on some music competition show:
"I thought that was sauteed in wrong sauce."