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Look at Me (2004)

Comme une image (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 20 May 2005 (USA)
A french girl gifted with a great voice, has a complex about her weight and her appearance.

Director:

Agnès Jaoui

Writers:

Agnès Jaoui (scenario), Jean-Pierre Bacri (scenario)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marilou Berry ... Lolita Cassard
Agnès Jaoui ... Sylvia Millet
Jean-Pierre Bacri ... Étienne Cassard
Laurent Grévill Laurent Grévill ... Pierre Millet
Virginie Desarnauts Virginie Desarnauts ... Karine Cassard
Keine Bouhiza Keine Bouhiza ... Sébastien
Grégoire Oestermann ... Vincent
Serge Riaboukine Serge Riaboukine ... Félix
Michèle Moretti Michèle Moretti ... Édith
Jean-Pierre Lazzerini Jean-Pierre Lazzerini ... Le chauffeur de taxi
Jacques Boko Jacques Boko ... Le videur
Yves Verhoeven Yves Verhoeven ... Le badaud 1
Samir Guesmi ... Le badaud 2
Bob Zaremba Bob Zaremba ... Le type qu'on voit partout
Roberte Kiehl Roberte Kiehl ... La pianiste du conservatoire
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Storyline

Lolita, plump, in her 20s, desperately wants her father's attention. He's egotistical, a famous writer and publisher with an attractive wife little older than Lolita. She's in a choir, rehearsing for a concert; she's given her father a tape, which he's yet to listen to. Sylvia, a voice coach, is willing to help the group, knowing she'll have a chance to get her husband's new novel in front of Lolita's father. For Lolita, this is a pattern: people pay attention to her to gain access to him, something she fears is the intent of Sébastien, a struggling journalist who may become her boyfriend. The night of the concert, the music may bring out everyone's feelings. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief language and a sexual reference | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | Italian

Release Date:

20 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Look at Me See more »

Filming Locations:

Menades, Yonne, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,587, 3 April 2005

Gross USA:

$1,736,499
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Visa d'exploitation en France : #107893 See more »

Quotes

Lolita Cassard: I'm hopeless !
Sébastien: We all are...
Lolita Cassard: Yes, but me more than others.
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Connections

Features Blood on the Moon (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Così fan tutte, 1er acte: Terzzetino - Soave sia il vento (Fiordiligi - Dorabella - Don Alfonso)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
interprété par: Roméo Fidanza, Mahé Goufan, Sophie Fejoz
Pianiste: Christophe Manien
(P) 2004 Les Films A4
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Everybody says, "Look at me!"
3 May 2005 | by SBViewerSee all my reviews

I like the movie and thought it was interesting to see so many characters develop. Few popular American films can pull that off. The title made more sense to me after I thought for a while.

EVERYBODY in the film was saying, "Look at me!" which I think was the title of Pierre's book that he got accepted in the movie.

Lolita, of course, is saying to her father, Etienne, "Look at me, your daughter," as well as to everyone else, "Look at me for more than the chubby adolescent. I'm more than the daughter of the famous guy you want to curry favor with."

Etienne is saying, "Look at me (and my beautiful wife young enough to be my daughter)" and always striving for recognition (well displayed at the party where he forces the mogul to come over to HIM).

Sylvia, the music teacher, is certainly saying to her husband, Pierre, "Look at me, instead of obsessing over your 3rd book! For crying out loud, the other books got published and were well-reviewed." She tentatively enjoys it when the party guy really DOES look at her and they dance.

Pierre says, "Look at me," in his burning quest for publication and chasing the association with Etienne.

Karine, Etienne's young wife, probably was saying, "Look at me," when she married the famous author but then doesn't get enough of his time/attention, particularly because he's always checking out the new potential trophies. Their daughter is certainly saying, "Look at me," with all her attention-getting tantrums.

Sebastien (Raschid) is saying "Look at me as a real person, more than the stereotyped Algerian/Moroccan/Turk, unable to fit smoothly into French society."


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