Gemma Bovery (2014)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby. Not only ... See full summary »

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  • Anne Fontaine and Fabrice Luchini in Gemma Bovery (2014)
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  • Fabrice Luchini and Gemma Arterton in Gemma Bovery (2014)
  • Fabrice Luchini and Gemma Arterton in Gemma Bovery (2014)
  • Anne Fontaine at an event for Gemma Bovery (2014)
  • Gemma Arterton in Gemma Bovery (2014)

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20 October 2015 | westsideschl
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Negative: Forced to sit through five trailer adverts for other movies. Positives: Note the spelling difference in the name. Lots of British type humor bordering between a little shocking and funny. So what happens when a British couple end up living in the France of Flaubert and by coincidence they share many of the same attributes as well as a similarity in name to that famous novel? Add a next-door baker as a storyteller who is also infatuated with the mystique of women from those period novels. "Gemma Bovery" offers a contemporary interpretation that I found more interesting than other recent adaptations of the story especially with regards to manipulating men. "Wants everything from love and is always disappointed." When life doesn't match her fantasy one wonders if she would have changed or would she have eventually recidivated? Great endings as her men lead to her humorously ironic downfall and finally the introduction of a famously storied Russian woman.

Surprising song (an odd fit) shows up in the movie and in the credits - "Jimmy" with no identifiable credit. Anyway, from a mongrel American/European blues/folk/rock team, "Moriarty".

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