Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Girl on the Bridge 1999

     Adele is a 22 year-old woman standing on a bridge overlooking the Seine.  She’s had nothing but a string of bad luck with love, life and career.  Gabor approaches her with the offer of becoming his partner in a knife-throwing act.  She decides the water is the best choice but Gabor jumps in and saves her.  She changes her mind and they are on their way to Monaco with their new act. This is an entirely different world for Adele, she gets a new fabulous hairstyle and they shop for unlimited make-up and clothing.  She’s a bit nervous about the knives but her luck may have changed.
     This is my first impression:  Except for the concept of life versus death, this is just a shallow romantic piece of fluff that takes a lot of effort to like.   I didn’t know if I would be able to finish this but it started to get better and there is a small twist at the end.   3 ½* (I liked this movie)

91 min, Drama directed by Patrice Leconte with Daniel Auteuil, Vanessa Paradis, Demetre Georgalas, Isabelle Petit-Jacques, Federic Pluger.

Note:  Blockbuster 4*, imdb 7.4 out of 10, 90% critic 88% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.
Special Note:  Vanessa Paradis is the ex-girlfriend of Johnny Depp.

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