Wednesday, September 15, 2010


In brief:
Potiche is the French word for "vase" ... or in the case of a "femme potich" we would label it a "trophy wife." That's what this film is about and if you like Francois Ozon's films you'll love this one. It's told in his trademark stylized way. But the best thing in the film is Catherine Deneuve as the trophy wife and if you love her, you'll also love this film. The story might seem to be a light comedy but there is a feminist streak which keeps it from being overly frothy. Lots of laughs and Deneuve is excellent eye-candy throughout.


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