Film Fridays: Are You Lookin' at Me?
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Film Fridays: Are You Lookin’ at Me?

lookatme.gifAre you lookin’ at me or are you lookin’ at the subtitles below my monstrously huge face? Subtitles. Okay fine. I understand that you don’t speak French but you still wanted to come out and see my movie, because it’s supposed to be freakin’ amazing, so I’ll forgive the fact I want you to look at me and my superfine acting alone. Maybe you could see the film twice, so you could read the subtitles the first time round and look at me the second time round. Because I really need you to Look at Me! Me Me Me Me Me! Thank you.
Look at Me, which opens tonight, has gotten heaping piles of glowing reviews. Co-written by and co-starring Agnes Jaoui and Jean-Pierre Bacri, the film is a French social study about father-daughter relations, particularly the strained ones between a twenty year-old body conscious aspiring singer daughter and her famous and famously assinine, self-absorbed publishing honcho of a father. Part Checkov, part Woody Allen, part French, or so they’re saying. And the film won the screenplay prize at last year’s Cannes. So have a look.