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: March 25, 2011
DVD Release Date: July 19, 2011
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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.

Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Dithers here and yon, with a deliberately dated tinny score and retro camera movements that annoy just as often as they delight.

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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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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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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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Deneuve and Depardieu -- daft and funny and feather light

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
It is nice to see that Ozon can still handle light comedies like this, and even if there is nothing really special about it, it is still a very pleasant and… 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
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
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