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Film Review - Populaire


The French comedy “Populaire” is pure frosting. A lighthearted affair with an unusual premise, the picture coasts on its enormous reservoir of charm, with leads Romain Duris and Deborah Francois lighting up the screen, while period production elements create a candy-coated mood that supports the feature’s frothy intentions. Recalling the colorful zest of a Jacques Demy movie from the 1960s, “Populaire” is an entertaining, energetic effort, perhaps best appreciated for its dedication to the art of escapism as it utilizes romantic formula to inspire its own take on the competition film. Read the rest at


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