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Look at Me (2005)



Critic Consensus: An observant drama-comedy about self absorption.

Movie Info

A talented woman struggles to get out from under the shadow of her father in this comedy. Lolita (Marilou Berry) is the 20-year-old daughter of Étienne Cassard (Jean-Pierre Bacri), a wealthy and well-known editor and writer, and most of the people she meets seem to be more interested in her dad than in her; her zaftig figure doesn't help her self-esteem much, either. Lolita is a gifted singer and has been studying with a voice coach, Sylvia (Agnès Jaoui); however, as it turns out, Sylvia has a husband, Pierre (Laurent Grévill), who is a novelist and hopes that Cassard might be willing to help him get his new book into print and onto bookstore shelves. The great writer seems to take a cavalier attitude toward nearly everyone around him, though, including his wife, Karine (Virginie Desarnauts). Lolita strikes up a friendship with a young man named Sebastien (Keine Bouhiza) which seems to be leading to romance, but when Lolita learns that Sebastien wants to become a writer, she finds herself wondering if he really wants her, or just an introduction to her dad. Jaoui, who plays Sylvia, also directed Comme une Image (aka Look at Me) and co-wrote the screenplay.more
Rating: PG-13 (for brief language and a sexual reference)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Agnès Jaoui
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 9, 2005
Box Office: $1.6M
Sony Pictures Classics - Official Site


Marilou Berry
as Lolita Cassard
Jean-Pierre Bacri
as Etienne Cassard
Agnès Jaoui
as Sylvia Millet
Laurent Grevill
as Pierre Millet
Virginie Desarnauts
as Karine Cassard
Keine Bouhiza
as Sebastien/Rachid
Jacques Boko
as Bouncer
Yves Verhoeven
as Onlooker 1
Samir Guesmi
as Onlooker 2
Bob Zaremba
as Guy Who Is Seen Ever...
Roberta Kiehl
as Conservatoire Pianis...
Joan-Baptiste Blanc
as Conservatoire Singer
Zelie Berger
as Mathieu's Friend in ...
Camille Dereux
as Pretty Singer
Henri Boyer
as Pianist at Pierre an...
Elodie Clairin
as Waitress in Etienne'...
Bernard Blancan
as Waiter in the Villag...
Sebastien Andrieu
as Young Man Who Looks ...
Marie Sarrasin
as Young Girl Who Mathi...
Philippe Tran
as Waiter in Edith/Sylv...
Erick Desmarestz
as New Teacher
Didier Brice
as New Teacher's Assist...
Olivier Doran
as Francois Galland
Catherine Morin
as Woman in the Ad
Olivier Doran
as Francois Galland
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Critic Reviews for Look at Me

All Critics (106) | Top Critics (37)

The pleasure of the film, as in many French films from Renoir to Rohmer, is in the exactitude of observation, the accuracy of the portrait and the elegance of the writing.

Full Review… | May 26, 2005
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Both an implicit protest against the blindness of power and an equally fervent protest against the acquiescence of men and women who are too weak or too compromised to stand up for themselves -- that is, most people.

May 21, 2005
New Yorker
Top Critic

At best, a most watchable character study of lives that are more interesting than compelling.

Full Review… | May 13, 2005
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

[Has] a light, sometimes hilarious touch.

Full Review… | May 6, 2005
Miami Herald
Top Critic

"Look at Me" is a wholesome work of fully rounded dramaturgy that spins on a gyroscope of sustained emotional momentum.

Full Review… | June 8, 2009

Examines a variety of questions, such as superficiality versus substance, materialism versus self-worth, and taking advantage of others versus forming sincere relationships.

Full Review… | June 20, 2007
Princeton Town Topics

Audience Reviews for Look at Me

considering this script was a winner at the 2004 Cannes film festival, my expectations for this 'comedy' were much higher than this film's execution. finely acted, wonderfully self-absorbed characters, good script, but something was lost in the translation.

Stefanie C

Super Reviewer


Exposes human relations they way they sadly happen to be. an impressive, mature, bitter and thought-provoking drama.

Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer


Not the best to come out of the French cinema lately but not a bad Sunday afternoon flick to think about self image.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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