The movie is about Irene (Audrey Tutu) who seems to love beautiful things and loves to be paid by wealthy men over time. Perhaps over time these strange circumstances emerge, as Irene mistakenly mistook a moderate-minded waiter who seemed to be the suitor's rich.
The outcome is never much in doubt, but Salvadori artfully choreographs the endless table turning, and the Moroccan-born Elmaleh capitalizes on his striking resemblance to Buster Keaton with a similarly comic composure.
Bittersweet comedy's perfectly chosen multigenerational cast ably demonstrates that if money can't buy love, it sure can purchase lots of obsequious service from four-star hotel staffers and costly goodies from laughably pricey boutiques.
April 18, 2008
Pierre Salvadori's delightful comedy, picturesquely set in a series of posh hotels on the French Riviera, throws together two terrific comic actors and an irresistible premise.
Arizona Daily Star
August 13, 2008
The outcome is as predictable as a high summer electric bill, but chemistry and charm go a long way.