Fifth about The Seventh

Gemma Bovery

Gemma Bovery: it is possible that being more acquainted with the literary work that inspired Anne Fontaine’s drama would allow for a richer experience, but at face value, the film itself and the eponymous character are underdeveloped, uninteresting. On a superficial level, it’s not hard to see why men would go head over heels for her, given her aggressive, somewhat charmless beauty; Gemma Arterton is OK, but not much can be done with such an inane character. Fabrice Luchini is fine with the obsessed old man. The film takes place in a charming village and surroundings, which are captured in a cute but ultimately listless way.

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