Fifth about The Seventh

It Boy (20 Ans d’Écart)

It Boy: David Moreau’s romantic comedy threads in familiar paths as it tells the story of two opposites of sorts that end up getting attracted to each other. A pair of sympathetic protagonists makes all the difference, and while the original motivations of the female character may have been selfish, the casting made it work. Virginie Efira easily sells the overworked ice queen, and she can transition to a hot seductress on a dime; it is a very effective piece of acting, for what it is supposed to be. Pierre Niney is also good as her young love interest, slightly awkward but generous and lovely beyond his years. The lack of chemistry between them may be, in part, on purpose. The supporting cast doesn’t leave a deep impression, either for good or for bad reasons. The same can be said for the film’s aesthetics in general; the exceptions are the use of music and the costumes used by Efira, which visually showcase her transformation.

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