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Under the Rainbow

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • 2013
  • Agnès Jaoui
  • 107 mins
  • 15

Summary

Romantic comedy starring Agathe Bonitzer and Arthur Dupont. Eternal romantic Laura dreams of being swept off her feet by the ideal man, like Prince Charming and Cinderella. So when she meets and dances with musician Sandro at a Paris nightclub and he leaves a shoe behind after a hurried departure, could the fantasy become a reality?

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

A 20-something Parisian dreaming of her Prince Charming sets the tone for this ensemble French comedy about the clash of fairy-tale expectations with everyday reality. Agathe Bonitzer stars as theCinderella-like heroine who meets and then loses the man of her dreams (Arthur Dupont) at a ball. However, he's no regal catch but a struggling music student whose tightwad father (Jean-Pierre Bacri) is increasingly obsessed by the doomy predictions of a fortune teller. Digital effects intermittently turn the French capital into a fantastical setting, but as the story threads multiply to include a scatty third-rate actress (played by director Agnès Jaoui) rehearsing a junior school play, the whole affair becomes desperately ill-focused and ponderous. Co-writers Jaoui and Bacri have made far better films in the past (Le Goût des Autres, Comme Une Image), but lose the plot here, even if the story's occasional wit is undeniable - not least when the ever-amusing Bacri is on screen as France's grumpiest old man.

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Credits

Cast

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LauraAgathe Bonitzer
SandroArthur Dupont
EleonoreValerie Crouzet
PierreJean-Pierre Bacri
JacquelineDominique Valadie
MaximeBenjamin Biolay
MarianneAgnès Jaoui
EricLaurent Poitrenaux
FanfanBeatrice Rosen
Guillaume CasseulDidier Sandre

Crew

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DirectorAgnès Jaoui

Details

Theatrical distributor
Curzon Film World
Released on
2014-06-27
Languages
English | French
Guidance
Swearing, drug abuse.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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