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Populaire plays like a musical - you expect anyone, at any time, to break into song.
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It’s not like “The Artist” was gritty, but Populaire is so cotton-candy breezy it makes the Best Picture-winner look like “The Panic in Needle Park.” Read full review
The joy is in the details - from the animated credits to the perky pop score to the pre-"Mad Man" hair, clothes and general sensibility. Read full review
Populaire has no interest in rewriting the rules of romantic comedy, but it does run through the expected paces with admirable style. Read full review
Populaire takes an intrinsically boring activity — typing — and makes it unusually entertaining. Read full review
It’s aggressively charming, and competitions and training montages are filmed with kinetic whimsy. The film’s chief triumph is in spinning something remotely thrilling out of something as inherently dull as speed typing. Read full review
A colorful and impeccably styled romantic comedy that manages to turn the speed-typing competitions of the 1950s into entertaining cinematic fodder. Read full review
The problem, as with most romantic comedies, is that there are no shocks in the story. Read full review
While Populaire would still have suffered from being overlong and overfamiliar, a smoother leading man could have done much to boost the intended Cary Grant vibe. Read full review
A solid, genially retro entertainment. Read full review
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