Sunday, December 04, 2005

Look at Me (2005)

Engaging drama about a zaftig young woman, her famous-author father, her music teacher and the teacher's aspiring-author husband. True to the title, it's about the very human urge to be noticed and even appreciated and the frustrations that can set in when this desire is thwarted. Well-observed, with a slew of fine performances (Jean-Pierre Bacri's study of fatherly insensitivity is a scream) and sturdy direction; some may complain that its pleasures are never more than modest, but I say in a year like this modest is better than nothing.

Grade: B


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