Paulette (2013)

Brash and opinionated retiree Paulette lives alone in a housing project on the outskirts of Paris. One evening, upon observing some mysterious dealings outside her building, Paulette discovers a surprising way to supplement her meager… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 18, 2013
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Far too broad and simplistic to enjoy as the offbeat soufflé it so desperately aims to be.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Light, breezy, mildly amusing and somewhat silly at times. Bernadette Lafont gives a lively, engaging performance.

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Brendan Kelly
Montreal Gazette

A funny if slight French comedy.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Lafont is a treasure, projecting the fired-up two-strikes-and-you're-out sass of a French Shirley MacLaine. The movie is pleasantly amusing, but she's enthralling.

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Paulette offers a heap of laughs and ultimately delights like a shelf of colorful fresh pastries.

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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice

It's all pure hokum, perfect for a Shirley MacLaine remake, but it's lovely to see Lafont carrying a film so effortlessly.

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Prairie Miller
Critical Women

A curious contact high confection, as a furiously racist, anger mismanagement bad grandparenting goofy French elder turns to drug dealing in the hood to make ends meet, don't ask. But the sassy senior antics take a too excessively daffy detour in the end.

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