Paulette is abrasive and inconsiderate of others, and she's fallen on hard times financially. An unlikely protagonist, this film follows her as she copes with being an aging widow in the projects. A view of Paris and Parisians we don't get to see very often. Funny and unpredictable, like the heroine herself, I was immediately drawn in by the excellent story, direction and cast of this film. If you're looking for something well-done and off the beaten path - Paulette is an excellent choice, imo.
Absolutely delightful movie with a bit of suspense about the ending! Crabby grandma Paulette is small-minded, racist, and lives in the past, blaming others for her misery. Along comes an opportunity for Paulette's business mind to use to great advantage. What happens next changes her from an isolated pensioner (Sr Citizen) back to the glory days of running her own business. Along the way, her attitudes change as well, as she confides to Father Baptiste, her priest. The humor is very French, dealt with a light hand, not farcical, heavy American humor but light as a Beaujolais just bottled. There is warm humanity too, in every little corner from Walter to the affection her much-maligned black son-in-law bestows upon her despite her racist attitudes. The little grandson is adorable and brings his grandma around to loving him like she should. In the end, Paulette remains true to her friends and her family, a rock for all. Delightful movie! I thoroughly enjoyed it, like a young...
A wonderful movie! At first I thought I'd just give it a quick look and decide. That was before. I immediately discovered it was subtitled and French - Arrrg! It had to suck right?. After watching and reading (OMG) the first few minutes of the movie, I was hooked. This was one of the most enjoyable movies I've seen in many years. Bernadette Lafont (Paulette), whom I had never heard of before yesterday, playing the angry, racist, impoverished, little old lady forced to dumpster dive for her meals, would/should be an Oscar nominee.
Give it ten minutes, you will not be able to turn it off.
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