Martha, an eighty-year-old former Canadian dancer, has been living in Paris for decades. Now losing her head, she is threatened to be sent to an old people's home. No way. Martha decides to call her niece, Canadian librarian Fiona, for help. Alas, when her relative arrives in the French capital, Martha has disappeared. Worse, Fiona loses both her identity documents and money after falling into the Seine. Now alone in Paris, the young woman is desperate. It is at this point that Dom, a homeless man who lives in a tent on the Île aux Cygnes, unexpectedly comes into her life..., for better or worse. Written by
While the quirky, humorous-looking preview we saw a week earlier for this movie looked encouraging, it disappointingly GROSSLY misrepresented what ended up being 83 near-torturous minutes of an inane hodgepodge of senseless, disconnected, amateurish stupidity that was difficult to endure.
Beyond the perpetually erect female lead going to Paris to visit her Aunt, there is really no plot, there is no humor, and there is nothing even remotely entertaining about it, whatsoever. We should have left early and got our money back and cut our losses, but we kept waiting/hoping for it to improve.
It didn't. It only got worse: the restaurant scene, the dancing shoes scene, the eulogy scene, etc., etc., etc.; just a tedious concoction of one vapidly idiotic scene followed by another.
Ignore the pseudo-intellectual and binge-reviewer ramblings, and spare yourself the insult of it all.
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