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January 01, 2009

BON VOYAGE

ColeSmithey.comDirector Jean-Paul Rappeneau (“The Horseman On The Roof”) over-glamorizes the start of World War II in Nazi occupied France in this farcical melodrama staring French cinema stalwarts Isabelle Adjani and Gerard Depardieu.

Adjani plays Viviane, a popular film actress attempting to avoid suspicion for a murder with the help of her lover Frederic, (Gregori Derangere) a young writer. The couple finds intrigue in Bordeaux, where the French government has relocated, amongst a mixed group of politicians, spies, journalists, and socialites.

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Although visually appealing, the movie is too cavalier and shallow for its more weighty subject matter. 

Rated PG-13. 114 mins.

2 Stars

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