Comme une Image (Look at Me) (Like an Image)
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Comme une Image (Look at Me) (Like an Image)
A talented woman struggles to get out from under the shadow of her father in this comedy. Lolita (Marilou Berry) is the 20-year-old daughter of Étienne Cassard (Jean-Pierre Bacri), a wealthy and well-known editor and writer, and most of the people she meets seem to be more interested in her dad than in her; her zaftig figure doesn't help her self-esteem much, either. Lolita is a gifted singer and has been studying with a voice coach, Sylvia (Agnès Jaoui); however, as it turns out, Sylvia has a husband, Pierre (Laurent Grévill), who is a novelist and hopes that Cassard might be willing to… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The pleasure of the film, as in many French films from Renoir to Rohmer, is in the exactitude of observation, the accuracy of the portrait and the elegance of the writing."
‑ Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic
"[Has] a light, sometimes hilarious touch."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
""Look at Me" is a wholesome work of fully rounded dramaturgy that spins on a gyroscope of sustained emotional momentum."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Forces the audience to ride the waves of some complicated relationships without having a built-in hero or heroine for which to root."
‑ Donald Munro, Fresno Bee
"(...) Una comedia humana que incluso depara, según la sensibilidad de cada uno, varias notas de emoción."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"Both an implicit protest against the blindness of power and an equally fervent protest against the acquiescence of men and women who are too weak or too compromised to stand up for themselves -- that is, most people."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"Jaoui sets her wryly observant sights on family, artistic ambition and the tyranny of physical appearance, and the result is a bright, briskly moving film whose modest scale belies the universality of its themes."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Examines a variety of questions, such as superficiality versus substance, materialism versus self-worth, and taking advantage of others versus forming sincere relationships."
‑ Kam Williams, Princeton Town Topics
"a sharp illustration of how it feels to resent someone you know you're supposed to love."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The work of a wry, generous filmmaker who wants to sympathize with even her most self-centered characters..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"At best, a most watchable character study of lives that are more interesting than compelling."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"An overrated mound of misery."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"Sadly, too much focus is spent on showing character traits that any kind of coherent story or compassion for characters is destroyed."
‑ Michael Ferraro, Film Threat
"Agnès Jaoui's second film is the type of light, Foucauldian romantic comedy that only the French can make."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"A biting and insightful tale of life in Parisian literary circles, and how celebrity and ambition can send ripples through relationships."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
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