Perfectly observed character-driven story, and perhaps the best detailed work I’ve ever seen on the art of sycophancy. Nobody is 100% good or bad – though you certainly are rooting for the ignored teenage girl who just wants 15 minutes of her father’s time. The father, played by Jean-Pierre Bacri, is the French equivalent of Michael Ironside. I liked this even more than Jaoui’s first film “The Taste of Others.” And that’s saying something.