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½ July 22, 2014
Its a romantic movie, made with the sweetness and music of the 50s. It might not be awesome to some but something got to me.
July 22, 2014
An adorable movie that is well acted, with likable characters, and fun.
July 18, 2014
Made me smile the whole time. Really cute.
June 24, 2014
Comedia romantica francesa que recupera lo mejor de la era del oro hollywoodense. Bien podria haber sido interpretada en su momento por Cary Grant y Audrey Hepburn, con quien los personajes principales guardan mas de una relacion. Los creditos iniciales simulan los de las comedias de Blake Edwards tipo The Party o The Pink Panther. Para romanticos tan rosa como la populaire de Pamphyle y nostalgicos del star system y el show business clasico. A ratos parce un capitulo alargado de Hechizada (Bewitched).
½ June 22, 2014
"Populaire" es una comedia romántica ambientada a finales de los años 50 protagonizada por la exquisita Deborah Francois acerca de una joven con un sueño que termina en un romance con su jefe y en una competencia a nivel mundial de mecanografía. El director Regis Roinsard cuida con sumo detalle el ambiente de la época que nos lleva a una época tan bella como simple.
May 15, 2014
Ridiculously cute. It captures the era both in culture and film making. The actors are charismatic. Actually, I'm going with ridiculously charismatic.
May 3, 2014
A delightful confection
½ April 25, 2014
At least 30 minutes too long. Predictable but sweet none the less. Not really sure the Americans would cheer the French winner at the end.
½ April 15, 2014
An interesting and fun film.
½ April 9, 2014
visually cute at times; ultimately lacking in substance, and a little too self conscious
April 2, 2014
Loved this film! Definitely one for the DVD collection.
March 29, 2014
C'est comme Sabrina rencontre Rocky. J'ai adorà (C) les robes, les acteurs et la mise en scène.
½ March 16, 2014
C'est Magnifique! I adored every minute of this, I get to one of the films being shown during the Sydney French Film Festival each year and this was the pick for 2014 and as usual it was brilliant. This was like a romantic comedy from the thirties, predictable but quirky, funny and clever with a touch of melodrama that only the French can pull off. Gorgeous costumes, lovely colours and really, really cool typewriters! This film makes typing interesting, even I dare say, thrilling - quite a feat!
½ February 26, 2014
A well-presented, tidy little farce that entertains.
½ February 23, 2014
Expected, but beautifully executed and charming in every details...
February 23, 2014
It had a very cute story, with equal scenarios and characters. The acting was so very good and the whole type writing theme felt very entertaining. And just like in the review I read from the San Francisco Chronicle, it was very cohesive "from the joy in the details to the animated credits to the perky pop score! clothes and general sensibility." It was a very cute love story that was so cotton-candy breezy in the most vibrant kind of ways.
February 10, 2014
very witty and unique concept. Even men can enjoy this chick flick
½ January 18, 2014
Populaire à le défaut de trop ressembler à un film américain. Charmant dans l'ensemble le film ne s'élève jamais beaucoup au-dessus de ce qualificatif. Pas un mauvais moment de cinéma, mais un moment vite oublié.
½ January 14, 2014
A simple yet charming film, in a very French way. Everything is simple, from the 1950s setting to the plot and the characters, and of course no twist-and-turn whatsoever. Still, the rapid typing "sport" (!) can bring joy to audience through the light-hearted and somehow innocent acting by Duris and François. The costume design is also perfect for this film with simple but very elegant designs that can make any pretentious Hollywood film look miserable. A joy to watch.
January 2, 2014
French romantic comedy set in the late 50's. Rose Pamphyle is a 21 year old girl, daughter of a village grumpy businessman; determined not to marry the son of the local mechanic she travels to Lysieux and applies for a job as a secretary in a small insurance firm where the boss, Louis Echard notices how fast she can type despite her lack of secretarial skills. Highly driven and emotionally damaged Louis decides to take a chance on her and trains her for typing competitions. Along the way feelings for each other start to surface interfering with the Rose's progress.
This is a movie that has it all, beautiful locations, glossy colours, well researched sceneries and costumes and a relatively rare subject: typing competitions which apparently were extremely popular at the time. It has good lead actors and a director that clearly believed in the story he was making. Some parts of the film remind us of a sports movie, not only because typing was almost a sport but also because of the strong sense of rivalry between participants. The conception of this film has a solid Hollywood influence but without the obvious clichés that can be a little annoying sometimes, so we get quality storytelling but without a moral lesson.
It is good fun and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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