I adore Agnes Jaoui’s first two films, The Taste of Others and Look At Me, past the point of all rationality. Nevertheless, even I, a devotee, must admit this movie is a little limp. But, still, tres drole, but much of that is due to the remarkable performance by Jean-Pierre Bacri.

Bacri’s screen persona is completely unique. He is cocksure, handsome (in a French kinda way) and a complete oaf. He is wonderful beyond words in Jaoui’s other films and here again. Alas, he can’t hold the entire picture together, so some of this lags. Still, a definite recommend, especially if you need respite from summer blockbusters.