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Plot: A socialite is decamping from Manhattan to Paris to live out her days after her dead husband’s fortune runs out. She cashes out whatever is left and goes with her son and her cat, who happens to be the embodiment of her long-dead partner.
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I find surreal comedy one of the most challenging subgenres to appreciate. In my experience, the humor must be pitch-perfect in order for me to actually laugh throughout the runtime of a purposefully absurd film. In addition to this, I need to feel some sort of connection with the protagonist(s). Otherwise, I’ll struggle to truly enjoy the fun inside all the chaos. I’ve never seen a movie by Azazel Jacobs (The Lovers, Terri), who brings the same screenwriter of the latter film, Patrick deWitt.
Michelle Pfeiffer delivers a phenomenal performance, showing tremendous emotional range and an acting experience that allows her to seamlessly navigate any script thrown at her. Ultimately, Pfeiffer proves that she still has what it takes to lead the biggest movies of each year. Unfortunately, I found French Exit an incredibly tough film to enjoy. From the remaining disappointing performances – Lucas Hedges is frustratingly annoying in this role – to the lack of interest in the overall narrative, it’s one of those movies that either the viewers connect with immediately, or it’s not going to be an easy watch.
Surreal comedy implies a nonsensical screenplay, which might trigger some people to dislike it from the get-go. It’s an extremely specific type of humor that doesn’t usually reach big groups of people. Azazel Jacobs brings Patrick deWitt’s screenplay to the screen with remarkable commitment, but in the end, it’s a slow, stretched-out film with not that many laughs to offer.
I really can’t do justice to just how thoroughly entertaining a film ‘French Exit’ is. It had me roaring and cackling with laughter, totally enchanted by its irreverence and good humour. You feel as if you’re watching a great piece of classic theatre, where silly rich white people bumble around in fancy rooms, unaware that they’re revealing, with their silly irrelevant lives, just how strange and beautiful life and love and sadness and happiness can be. Michelle Pfeiffer’s tremendous central performance, full of camp and acid and sadness, would be enough of a reason to see ‘French Exit’, but it’s all the more rewarding for how complete an experience it is. The ridiculous and the surreal are employed for the purpose for which they are always at their best – to make us laugh at how silly life can be, and sigh at the truth that, no matter what, we want to keep living regardless.
– Daniel Lammin
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A woman’s journey
The movie French Exit is all about a rich widow Frances Price (actress Michelle Pfeiffer)who has run out of all her money because she did not expect to live that long . Frances is level headed, beautiful, kind and nice. The relationship between Frances and her son Malcolm (Lucas hedges who wasgreat in movie Manchester by the Sea)is very pleasant, caring and real. Malcolm understands his mother very well and shows his support and respect for her when he says his goodbye to girlfriend Susan (Imogen Poots) to move to Paris with his mom. Frances is very generous and enjoys seeing others happy with unexpected tips. The conversation between Frances and homeless person with a detailed plan of how he would spend $20 is very nicely done. The conversations between Frances and odd lady Mme Reynard ( Valerie Mahaffey from ABC series The Big Sky) show distinct differences between an independent woman who is in control of her life and an odd lady who longs for anybody’s company to avoid being alone. There are long silences in the movie. Screenplay is good but the movie needed editing . Michelle Pfeiffer did exceptionally well as Frances. 1hr53minutes too long.
Quirky indie elevated by Pfeiffer’s dynamite performance
French Exit certainly checks a lot of boxes for the quirky indie comedy, and it might be off-putting for some. An older woman in my theater exclaimed to her neighbor next to her that it “was the weirdest movie of the year,” while others will probably note it’s Wes-Anderson-esque dry humor as familiar to the genre.
I personally loved it, and most of the gags really landed with me, but I can understand that it might not be everyone’s cup of tea. The ensemble cast is strong, the locations and cinematography are beautiful, and while the plot is thin, I think it served the material fine.
Michelle Pfeiffer, an actress who has given many performances I enjoy, showcases her best as an eccentric, ornery bankrupted socialite, controlling her son’s life and chilling with a cat that has apparently the soul of her late husband.
The ending while ambiguous may be controversial depending on your interpretation. I’m not sure how I feel about it, but I think it’s a good sign I’m still ruminating on it days after seeing the movie.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Azazel Jacobs
Writer Patrick DeWitt (based on the book by), Patrick DeWitt
Actors Michelle Pfeiffer, Lucas Hedges, Tracy Letts, Valerie Mahaffey
Country UK, USA
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process (anamorphic) (source format), Digital Intermediate (master format)
Printed Film Format N/A