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1 review, 1 rating



France Boutique
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by Greg Muskewitz

"Misleading products."
2 stars

“France Boutique” is also the name of the QVC-like retail program of gizmos and gewgaws run by the married pair Karen Viard and François Cluzet, as a wedge is driven between them by a newly partnered internet company that seeks to destroy theirs, complicated by their own wandering attractions, he by a production designer-cum-tortured painter, and she as revenge with an exec at the internet company with whom she has a history, as well as with a supply of gigolos.

Directed by Tonie Marshall (Venus Beauty Institute), it’s a flat comedy that tepidly attempts to parody the doldrums of an industry that is as much a parody to itself, more interested in the cheesiness of the products being sold (and their even cheesier names), and never taking a moment to endear the viewer towards the nasty and unpalatable likeliness of the characters. Regardless of the poor material given, only the fact that she accepted it serves as criticism for Viard, who otherwise out-performs everyone else, and pardons her presence in something so beneath her. With Judith Godrèche, Bernard Menez, Noémie Lvovsky, Hélène Fillières, and Nathalie Baye.

[See it if you must.]

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originally posted: 04/18/04 20:54:38
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OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2004 City of Lights / City of Angels Film Festival. For more in the 2004 City of Lights / City of Angels Film Festival series, click here.

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11/17/04 max i need a little movie 1 stars
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