Priceless

Movie review from The Movie Snob

Priceless (B-). This French comedy reminded me a little of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The delightful Audrey Tautou (Dirty Pretty Things) plays Irene, a shameless gold digger working the French Riviera. She mistakes a lowly hotel bartender named Jean (Gad Elmaleh, The Valet) for a wealthy man, and Jean falls hopelessly in love with her after a boozy one-night stand. She flees the impecunious Jean, and he quickly burns through his entire savings in pursuit. Is there a heart of gold beneath her icy exterior, or is Jean wasting his time? Irene is a hard character to like, but Tautou is hard to resist. (She needs to up her calorie intake, though. She’s Keira-Knightley thin these days.) Elmaleh is okay, but he looks sort of like a younger Nicolas Cage, which is no compliment.

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