Potiche
Potiche (2011)

Set in 1977 in a provincial French town, POTICHE is a free adaptation of the 1970s eponymous hit comic play. Catherine Deneuve is Suzanne Pujol, a submissive, housebound 'trophy housewife' (or "potiche,") who steps in to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 19, 2011
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83%
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61%



Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Jenkins
Time Out

It's as light and soft as a pink satin pillow, and a little overstretched, but it's also packed with bawdy zingers and pointed political barbs.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

A charming diversion from Ozon's more serious films of late.

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Kimber Myers
The Playlist

Even though we don't really care about the dialogue or script at times, it's easy--and fun!--to be distracted by the pretty pictures.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

"Potiche" is a frothy French confection, a sort of île flottante of movies.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It's a cheeky female revenge fantasy that plays out even in the casting.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Deneuve and Depardieu -- daft and funny and feather light

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

The film is still worth watching, and the one fabulous reason why can be summed up in two celebrated words: Catherine Deneuve.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Potiche is a French sex farce with a time warp feminist message that's more odd than entertaining or enlightening.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Deneuve's performance and the artistic design make this film work, despite shortcomings in humor and plotting.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Walker
French performers Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu are two household names in their native France but also familiar with English speaking filmgoers.… More
Greg S
A trophy wife proves unexpectedly competent when she takes over her husband's umbrella factory while he recuperates from a heart attack. Well made, in a… More
Carlos Magalhães
Even if there is nothing really special in this light comedy, this is still a very pleasant and funny film thanks to Deneuve and Depardieu, who both shine… More
Walter M.
At first glance, Suzanne(Catherine Deneuve) seems the picture of contentment, married to Robert Pujol(Fabrice Luchini), owner of an umbrella factory. But then… More
Matheus Carvalho
A really charming and colourful comedy which shows that a 67-year-old Catherine Deneuve has lost none of her star power.
Panta Oz
Potiche is a 2010 French-Belgian comedy film directed by François Ozon, based on the play of the same name and it is refreshingly easy to watch. This director… More

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