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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (2002/Umbrella Entertainment/Region Four/4/PAL)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C-     Episodes: C+



PLEASE NOTE: This DVD can only be operated on machines capable of playing back DVDs that can handle Region 4 PAL format software and can be ordered from our friends at Umbrella Entertainment at the website address provided at the end of the review.



Audrey Tautou is once again playing another off-her-rocker eccentric who may go to far in Laetitia Colombani’s He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (2002) with some aspirations to be Run Lola Run, but it is not that good and does not try to be.  The script breaks up the linear order for laughs in how she becomes obsessed with a married doctor and wants to be with him.  At first, the interest seems romantic, but we slowly learn that she is willing to act out her needs for him in all kinds of ways.


I thought this was one of her better films by default, but it is ultimately uneven and only saved by the performances, energy and some humor that actually works.  Tautou is at her best when she is not trying so hard here, something we have seen little of in her career and her “weirdo” shtick grew tired upon arrival.  Fans will probably love it, but others should proceed with caution and only moderate expectations.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 x 1 image is softer than a new film ought to be, but color is consistent and saves the picture from rating lower, though the color can look blotchy at times.  Despite a DTS listing on the back of the package, the only soundtrack you get here is simple Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo that is not bad, but not great either.  The only extras are trailers for this and a few other Umbrella DVD releases.



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