July 03, 2010

Priceless

As part of Paris In July I decided to take the opportunity to watch one of my favourite French films with my favourite French Actress, Audrey Tautou - Priceless.
I just adore this movie! I know it is not one of the "classics" of French cinema but it makes me laugh and smile every time I watch it.
Audrey Tautou plays the role of Iréne, a young, attractive, sassy gold digger on the hunt for a permanent rich older man to play the part of provider so that she can continue to live in the manner to which she has become accustomed. At an exclusive hotel on the French Riviera Iréne meets Jean - a hotel employee who she mistakes for rich prey. The confusion leads to the start of a very funny relationship as Jean is forced to take on an unfamiliar, and not entirely comfortable role, in order to woo Iréne.
The film is gorgeous to watch - beautiful sets, locations, clothes and people and the two lead roles have a wonderful chemistry together. Pure French fun!

20 comments:

Mrs. B. said...

I enjoyed this film too when I saw it a couple of years ago! Lots of fun!

Amy DeTrempe said...

I have not seen this one. Maybe I need to add it to my Netflex along with Gigi.

Joan Hunter Dunn said...

I watched this a while ago and want to watch it again. I think I'll enjoy it more knowing what will happpen. It is a beautiful setting and oh the clothes...

Rebecca said...

I love this film! Audrey Tatou is such a great actress.

Nadia said...

Sounds fabulous! I love Audrey Tatou! I have not had the chance to see this film yet, but will definitely be putting it on my list of movies to watch ASAP.

Karen said...

Hi Mrs B - it is lots of fun isn't it? I first watched it on an international flight and I had to suppres a lot of my laughter!

Hi Amy - Definitely add it!

Hi Joan - It's just gorgeous to look at it isn't it??

Hi Rebecca - She is brilliant!

Hi Nadia - I hope you enjoy it as much as me!

Elise said...

Oh I just loved this film!! Perhaps I'll watch it as a double with Amelie as part of Paris in July!!

ds said...

I love Audrey Tatou. She's like a French Audrey Hepburn--winsome and likeable. I adored Amelie. Will look for this one. Thank you!

SogniSorrisi said...

I recently read "Lunch in Paris"--an entertaining memoir!

Frances said...

Now in my Netflix queue, thank you very much!

Avid Reader said...

I just watched this for the first time (and posted about it here... avidreader25.blogspot.com) it was so wonderful!

Karen said...

Hi Elise - I definitely think you should!

Hi ds - that is such an accurate comparison!

Hi Sogni - I have that book on my shelf waiting to be read too!

Hi Frances - I really hope you enjoy it!

Hi Avid Reader - I am so glad you liked it!

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