It Boy

MV5BMTQ3NzcxMjkyNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjYzMDI1OQ@@._V1_SY317_CR12,0,214,317_AL_Virginie Efira, Pierre Niney

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.

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Posted on 17/09/2014, in french rom coms, the whole rom com list and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on It Boy.

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