• Released
  • August 17, 2012
  • (NY, LA)
  • NR , 2 hr 18 min
  • Drama
    Music/Performing Arts

CATHERINE DENEVUE ADVOCATES WILL SURRENDER TO THE LURE OF A MUSICAL THAT FAILS TO ACCOMPLISH ITS MISSION, WHATEVER THAT MIGHT BE.

By Peneflix
Written September 19, 2012
Never enamored with the sobriquet "chick flick"; admittedly there are films that fall into that genre. "Beloved" garnishes a slot. It is French Marshmallow Fluff; vanilla, sickeningly saccharine, sentimental, sensational and I could not wait for it to be over... Spanning decades, Ludivine Sagnier as "Madeleine": young, vivacious prostitute who marries a "John" has a daughter, divorces; ingénue "Madeleine" matures into seasoned adulthood; Catherine Deneuve, still luscious, imbues the character with salty sinuousness, balancing her ex-husband (delightful depiction by Milos Forman) and present mate; she watches her adult daughter "Vera" (Deneuve's actual daughter, Chiara Mastroianni) fall tragically in love with a homosexual musician. The successful, subtle nuances between the two should have been capitalized upon; gracing the screen with compelling chemistry... TWO & 1/2 STARS ***For full review please visit peneflix (dot) com!!!
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