Directed by François Ozon
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Jérémie Renier
Even if its unrelenting revelations deem this particular brand of comedy rather throwaway, the consistency of characterisation and the rewarding family dynamic enhance the film's incessant silliness. Deneuve wonderfully adapts to the tone of the picture, her comic delivery and extension of the character a joy to watch.
"Potiche" is a breath of fresh air, packed to the brim with snappy, hilarious dialogue and a refreshingly brisk style. From the quirky, uplifting opening credits it becomes clear that Ozon is going to give us a good time, and judging by the raucous reaction of the audience, I'm fairly certain that he delivered.