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Film Review - Marguerite

MARGUERITE 1

While the potential for mockery is ripe, “Marguerite” would rather understand its blissfully unaware lead character, working to achieve a larger portrait of charity when confronted with an absence of talent. Writer/director Xavier Giannoli (“Superstar,” “In the Beginning”) generates a mildly comic tone to some of the picture, but he remains largely respectful of emotions and awareness, trying to shave down the absurdity that drives the plot of “Marguerite” with welcome sensitivity and three-dimensional personalities. A little consideration helps the movie achieve its dramatic goals, allowing the audience to grasp all the necessary displays of humiliation that pepper the feature and still come away with a sense of warmth and askew devotion. It’s an impressive juggling act from Giannoli. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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