This little comedy begins well enough with a flat invaded by moths.Victoria Abril in the shop trying to understand the difference between flying and creeping insects is good fun.Her argument (You cannot kill these poor things! They are animals!It's murder!)with partner Darroussin is even better: his comical expression makes him the funniest contemporary actor.But Darroussin's part is underwritten and too much time is given over to an uninteresting love story between an ugly girl and a so-called legionnaire.
The attempts at true black humor are lame (the bags the mysterious man carries : a nod to "rear window"?).There's the obligatory "is he gay? " trick and the scene in the toilets is ponderousness itself.
There's also an unpleasant bourgeois side.Working in a small supermarket is a demeaning job,but do not worry,the ugly duckling is not what you think he is.The last scene is revealing.