Alice is a hard working Parisian fashion magazine editor. She’s nearly 40 and could potentially lose her job to a younger, more exciting woman. To her disbelief, Alice’s boss would rather her be offbeat and rebellious, than a tight-ass workaholic.
As she’s recently met a young student, Alice decides to use him to embrace her rebelliousness and change her image. Poor unknowing Balthazar thinks he’s on to a very good thing with a hot older woman taking an interest in him, until he finds out it’s all a sham.
The film lightly touches on the hypocrisy faced by older women who date younger men, by men their own age – this mainly comes from Balthazar’s renegade father.
This is a solid rom com with fine acting and a fluid script. I’m not sure whether I like all French rom coms simply because they’re French. It’s hard to tell whether the ‘exotic’ factor carries the plot. Efira is certainly all class, mesmerising, a pleasure to watch, and she dominates the film.
This is a simple movie with very few twists and turns, but is very enjoyable.