This was advertised as a 'psychological thriller' and got a lot of good reviews from respected critics. It also seemed to be the type of film I might like so I got the DVD to see if it was any good.
The plot revolves a popular british mystery author who is sick and tired of writing the same formula over and over again. So she decides to go for a vacation at her publisher's house in France. Everything goes well until the publisher's sexually promiscuous daughter unexpectedly drops by, destroying her peace and quiet. Lots of weird stuff happens and there is a plot twist that takes place in the end.
Ludivine Sagnier is hot in this movie. She has several barechested scenes and a couple of simulated sex acts to break the monotony. Her character was the one who drove the story, and is the main selling point.
The ambience of the movie is very subdued and laid-back. To appreciate this, you have to relate to the mindset of the heroine, her sense of isolation and lack of inspiration. It is her feeling of desperation that leads her to escape familiar surroundings for a different kind of world.
I really wanted to like this, but alas it is just an ordinary film. Nothing really special takes place. Even the ending twist, I found underwhelming. The story and character development is quite limited. Nothing special.
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars * *
She has nice breasts though.