Music Box Films | Release Date: March 25, 2011
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Generally favorable reviews based on 17 Ratings
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MarcDoyleApr 20, 2011
It's a fun movie, and Catherine D. is phenomenal, as usual. There's a LOT more to the story than the trailer suggests. Definitely an interesting peek into the sexual politics of France in the 70's. What I've told people is that it put me inIt's a fun movie, and Catherine D. is phenomenal, as usual. There's a LOT more to the story than the trailer suggests. Definitely an interesting peek into the sexual politics of France in the 70's. What I've told people is that it put me in a good mood. Never a bad thing. Expand
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GrimmSilverfinMay 2, 2011
As an 18 year old straight male, this is not the movie gender and sexuality norms would suggest I would want to see. However, none-the-less I am happy I did. Potiche is all about breaking out of those gender norms and realizing one'sAs an 18 year old straight male, this is not the movie gender and sexuality norms would suggest I would want to see. However, none-the-less I am happy I did. Potiche is all about breaking out of those gender norms and realizing one's potential. I won't give the plot away but I will say that the story of Suzanne Pujol (the trophy wife) unfolds in a way that is both charming and witty. As a young adult that has grown up on classic movies this movie was a breath of fresh air compared to the selection that one is often confronted with at theaters today. I would not recommend anyone below the age of 17 seeing this unless deemed appropriate (semi-explicit sex). All of this being said, I saw this by myself and regretted not asking my girlfriend to go with me. Potiche is a great movie with amazing performances by all. If you get a chance see this with your mother and or father, as this strikes me as a movie not just well suited to multi-gender viewings but multi-generational viewings also. Whatever you decide to do please take away the larger lesson from the movie. Potiche's lesson is well worth the time and money. It's going in my collection next to The Kings Speech. Expand
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TVJerryMay 23, 2011
French director Francois Ozon has created some unusual and compelling films. This one is more pedestrian, but still interesting. Catherine Deneuve stars as the "trophy wife" of an umbrella factory owner. Things change when she "mans" theFrench director Francois Ozon has created some unusual and compelling films. This one is more pedestrian, but still interesting. Catherine Deneuve stars as the "trophy wife" of an umbrella factory owner. Things change when she "mans" the company's leadership. This takes place in 1977, so there's a zealous women's lib message (in addition to some fun period clothes). The story and characters are mostly predictable and the performances are adequate. Nothing exceptional here. Just a little French trifle. Expand
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emkadvMay 5, 2011
Not as deep as it might like you to believe, but VERY entertaining, as long as you don't object to the stereotypical French attitudes towards sex and fidelity. The performances are a delight and there are just enough plot twists to keep you guessing.
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mariopingDec 30, 2011
It's a fun movie. Nothing deep and special. I thought the best past was when the character started singing. It was cheesy but I totally think the story called for it.
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jordiFeb 9, 2013
Comedia realista defensora de los derechos de las mujeres, fresca, divertida, y que te teletransporta a los años 70, no solo por los peinados y la ropa, sinó porqué la misma película parece rodada en esa época. Fabulosa la interpretación deComedia realista defensora de los derechos de las mujeres, fresca, divertida, y que te teletransporta a los años 70, no solo por los peinados y la ropa, sinó porqué la misma película parece rodada en esa época. Fabulosa la interpretación de Catherine Dneuve. Expand
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