Sunday, May 15, 2011
Q: What’s the movie about?
A: An unappreciated trophy housewife (Catherine Deneuve), in the 1970s, has an opportunity to take over her husband’s company, and manages to turn the business around in three weeks, leading to her own and other women’s self-empowerment.
Q: Who’s in the movie?
A: Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Karin Viard, Judith Godreche, Jeremie Renier
Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?
A: Proceed with Caution. It’s French-style camp, but the humor doesn’t land.
Q: Will this movie make me laugh?
A: Deneuve's attitude about her husband cheating is kind of charming.
Q: Will this movie make me cry?
A: The photographs of how beautiful both Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu were in their youth, should make anyone on the wrong side of thirty-five cry— because whether we want it or not, this is the direction we’re all headed in.
Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?
A: Most Happily Dysfunctional Marriage ever portrayed on screen.
Q: How is the Acting?
A: Sorry, I can’t focus on acting when there’s too much collagen in the lips. Is she pouting? Is she exasperated? Is that a smile? No I think it's a pout. But does she mean to pout? Or is it simply the only expression her mouth is capable of?... Oh, who cares.
Q: How is the Directing?
A: There is a ton of blurriness, especially in the first ten minutes. In some ways it helps to make the film feel old— as if the film had been left in someone’s wine cellar since the 1970s. In other ways, the blurriness helps the director seem like he needs to find a cinematographer who knows how to pull focus.
Q: How is the story/script?
A: The story, relationships, and character motivations make virtually no logical sense, but Catherine Deneuve’s character is quite fun, and possibly the only reason to see this movie.
Q: Where can I see the trailer?
A: Potiche Trailer
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