Monday, August 30, 2010

Movie of the Week - Priceless

This week’s movie is Priceless (2006).

The French film is about a ritzy hotel employee in the south of France, Jean, who is mistaken for one of the hotel’s wealthy guests by a young gold digger, Irene. After a night together Jean falls in love with her, but she is not ready to give up her lifestyle and be poor for love. So, Jean must play her game to win her heart. Stars Audrey Tautou and Gad Elmaleh have wonderful chemistry in the film and play off each other very well. Tautou takes on a much more fake and glamorous role than her usual work on the outside, but she is still sweet on the inside, and Elmaleh is hilarious with his slapstick style comedy (they make a good team and I hope to see them together again). Tautou worked so well with comedy writer-director Pierre Salvadori that they are doing another film together (Full Treatment) set to release this year (at least in France). What makes this film great is its two stars. They help transcend the film from being just another rom-com and give it depth and emotion. And, they both provide funny moments throughout. This is a must for rom-com fans as it is one of the best of the past decade. Check out the trailer.

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