Tag Archives: Laurent Stocker

Emmanuel Mouret – Caprice (2015)

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Perhaps what’s most refreshing about actor/writer/director Emmanuel Mouret’s latest effort Caprice is how equally unlikely it presents the maddening scenario of a nebbish male romantic lead courted aggressively by two incredibly attractive women. A lighter, Gallic equivalent of the type of masculine steered ménage a trois we’ve grown accustomed from Woody Allen, this treatment manages to feel equally effortless but not entirely effervescent. A series of coincidences sets off a sexual comedy of errors involving a quartet of enjoyable performers, though all is eventually for naught since none of them are exactly likeable, a problem considering they’re trapped in a romantic comedy paradigm necessitating we grow interested or even attached to at least one of their outcomes. Read More »

Axelle Ropert – Tirez la langue, mademoiselle AKA Miss and the Doctors (2013)

Boris and Dimitri Pizarnik are doctors in Paris’s Chinese quarter. The two brothers work together and devote all their time to their patients. One night, they must treat a young diabetic girl being raised by her single mother, Judith. Both brothers fall in love with Judith and soon everything is turned upside down.. Read More »