Fifth about The Seventh

Paris-Manhattan

Paris-Manhattan: most romantic comedies are not known for originality, and Sophie Lellouche doesn’t even try in this one. That, however, doesn’t mean this is not charming and reasonably entertaining; light and airy as a soufflé, it can be enjoyed as it lasts and not leave a lasting mark. The protagonist is an archetypical rom-com heroine: beautiful, somewhat quirky, somehow incapable to get a romance going. She is played with the proper aplomb by Alice Taglioni. Her chosen beau is also typical and likewise played effectively by Patrick Bruel, with bumbling charm. Aesthetically, the film doesn’t risk much either: cinematographer Laurent Machuel captures Paris in golden hues, making it a more idealized, dream-like version of the real thing; the musical choices are effective, appropriate, and samey.

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