30 April 2009 | MartinHafer
In search of a likable character...
While I am a huge fan of French films, I really had to struggle to watch this film. That's because the film had one problem that is insurmountable for me. There are three leading teenage characters and none of them are particularly likable. Audrey Tautou is a whiny and needy young lady. In some ways you feel sorry for her, but often I found myself wanting to shout "grow up!" at her. As for her two new friends, these sisters are thieves. The younger has some redeeming qualities, but not many. The older is just nasty. So, given that you can't really like the women in the film, you are left wondering why--"why am I bothering to watch this film?". Well, after a while, I found myself asking the same thing. Despite Ms. Tautou doing some wonderful films, this is not one of them.