May 29, 2018
Unfortunately, her leading men can never match Huppert. Balmer is nearly as absurd as M. Hulot. Christophe Malavoy is all floppily dashing hair and country squire costumes as Rodolphe, and Lucas Belvaux is hopelessly callow and not at all sensual as Leon.
Nov 14, 2017
Part of the problem is that the book is full of somehow lacerating details, which a loving director must reproduce but can't help transforming into their opposites: there's no such thing as a dull antique.
Dec 22, 2008
The beautiful Isabelle Huppert never quite catches the Flaubert vibe.