The film creates a deeply rooted sense of realism that contrasts the austere, surreal illustrations.
It finds its filmmaker lost between impulses to pay homage, play it safe, or offer something—anything—new.
Director François Ozon is never willing to fully engage with the ridiculousness of his material, resulting in an uneasy mix of wry distance and unearned emotion.
Pascale Ferran’s film isn’t daring enough to fully embrace the narrative fragmentation that it sporadically assumes.
With its broad performances, rapid-fire pacing, and rampant visual and verbal gags, Bernard Tavernier’s first out-and-out comedy doesn’t try too hard to hide its graphic-novel origins.
Claude Miller’s swan song not only shares its main character’s name but also her tempered disposition.
What this dreamy tour of the French and Spanish countryside more accurately represents is the most attractively shot twin porn off all time.