Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Delicacy (La Délicatesse) (2011)

A woman gets wooed by a romantic man. Her husband dies. She gets wooed by her charismatic, though chauvinist pig of a boss. Her boss gets rejected. She gets wooed by her unglamorous, unromantic, uncharismatic co-worker.

This is supposedly a romcom relying on the clash between naively sentimental characters and overly cynical characters, but the real (unintended) comedy comes from the incongruity between the script's focus on realistic details of life and the sentimental devices employed by the director.

Ridiculously jarring and ridiculously dependent on Audrey Tatou making mopey faces at the camera.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 18 April 2012.

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