My Piece of the Pie (2011)



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France, a single mother from the blighted industrial north, and Steve, a hotshot trader with a keen eye for the killer deal, are thrown together when he's looking for a cleaner and she's looking for a job. When Alban, Steve's 3-year-old son, arrives on the doorstep to stay with his dad, Steve might need more than a cleaner. And France might need some payback from the man who almost single-handedly shut down the factory where she worked... -- (C) IFC
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Karin Viard
as France
Raphaele Godin
as Mélody
Fred Ulysse
as France's Father
Kevin Bishop
as Nick the Broker
Tim Pigott-Smith
as Monsieur Brown
Philippe Lefebvre
as Le PDG dans la fête
Lunis Sakji
as Alban
Juliette Navin-Bardin
as Julie the Financial Analyst
Guillaume Ranson
as Jérémie
Xavier Alcan
as Humanist Financier
Xavier Mathieu
as The Trade Unionist
Evelyne Dekoninck
as The Neighborq
Sophie Watrelot
as Lucie's Girlfriend
Andrew Shepard Price
as London Waiter
Sandrine Drezen Conchillo
as Sandrine, a Trade Unionist
Michel Masiero
as Jean-Claude, a Trade Unionist
Haby Diarra
as Jessica's Girlfriend
Cédric Klapisch
as Man on the Quay
Édeline Dufly
as Birthday Girl
Husky Kihal
as Georges, France's Ex-Husband
Alessandro Cecchini
as Fashion Photographer
Lucie Desclozeaux
as Alban's Nurse
Suzanne Von Aichinger
as Dancer at Steve's Soirée
John Vernon
as English Truck Driver
Alex Lutz
as Homme important soirée 1
Edwin Kruger
as L'homme important 2
Emily Head
as Baby-sitter Londres
James Puddephatt
as Officier de police
Hervé Degunst
as Le douanier
Eric Paul
as Le capitaine de police
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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

True, the movie sidesteps a couple of cliches it seems headed directly toward, but I might have preferred them to the preposterous melodrama it substitutes.

Full Review… | February 1, 2012
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Paints an alluring picture of a pan-European cosmopolitan culture whose characters hopscotch from one country to another with hardly a second thought in a lighthearted floating party.

December 8, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

A stirring if occasionally over-obvious clash of capital and labor.

Full Review… | December 8, 2011
Top Critic

A Euro gloss on Pretty Woman suddenly turns into Occupy Gaul.

Full Review… | December 6, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

A feeble stab at topicality from that master of overripe Gallic melodrama, Cédric Klapisch.

Full Review… | December 6, 2011
Village Voice
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Though the setup sounds cliche, the storytelling is polished enough to keep auds hooked and occasionally surprised.

Full Review… | April 13, 2011
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Audience Reviews for My Piece of the Pie


In "My Piece of the Pie," everything is coming up roses for Stephane(Gilles Lellouche), an investment banker, as he is promised a huge promotion in the future. That's not to mention his making time with Tessa(Marine Vacth), a beautiful supermodel. By comparison, his new maid, France(Karin Viard), had been laid off from work in Dunkirk, suffered a nervous breakdown, attempted suicide, failed at running a free day care center before moving to Paris, leaving her three kids behind in the care of relatives. There are some neat things about "My Piece of the Pie" like its attempt to say something meaningful about class and the informative lecture about buying and selling stocks. Otherwise, the movie has no idea what it really wants to be, as it is all over the map, both geographically and story wise. For example, the sequence in Venice is supposed to establish Stephane's lack of commitment but instead comes off as something much creepier. There is also a dance number set to "Pretty Woman," with all of the implications that the song now carries.(On the other hand, bonus points for the Serge Gainsbourg song.) And while the ending is meant to be celebratory in a corny sort of way, it is to be honest quite frightening.

Walter M.
Walter M.

Super Reviewer

First film by Klapisch that goes beyond the problems of young urbanites. I liked how this film focused on the difference between the average working people in France compared to the wealthy CEO class

Naadhira Ali
Naadhira Ali

Great movie. The quote that summarizes it all: France - "Apparement il faut que j'accepte que je vais mal." Une Amie - "Salut France ca va?" France - "Oui, ca va tres bien."

Elvira Lup?a
Elvira Lup?a

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