Monday, April 4, 2011
With Love, From the Age Of Reason: A Good One #50
A slight French film where a successful businesswoman receives letters from her 7 year old self. It has a few moments of lovely cinematography and a charming performance by Sophie Marceau; but it has a syrupy score and it's briefly derivative of the much better film Amelie (although the film seems to realize its mistake and drops that angle pretty quickly). Would make a huge blockbuster Hollywood film starring Jennifer Garner or Sandra Bullock with very few changes needing to be made, and it will probably be a much worse film than this. It was showing at the Cleveland International Film Festival, but you missed it. Here's a trailer, dubbed in German because that's all I could find.