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Running Time:
110 minutes

Rating: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned.

Rating Explanation:
for brief language and a sexual reference

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
This gem of comic melancholy is most reminiscent of Woody Allen at his best.

Additional Info:
DVD Features: Deleted scenes; Making-of featurette

Look at Me
Set among the Parisian upper middle-class, Lolita Cassard (Marilou Berry), is a rather plump 20 year-old who appears to be angry not only at herself but also the rest of the world. She thinks she's too fat, too plain, but nevertheless aspires to sing. Because she is overweight, her future with her teacher, Sylvia (Agnes Jaoui) seems to be in question. Worse, her father Etienne (Jean-Pierre Bacri), not only writes best-sellers, but also owns a publishing company and barely acknowledges his daughters existence. The poor girl seems to think that anyone who would want to get to know her, would only do so because of her dad's celebrity. In addition, she has to cope with a ultra-thin stepmother who's only slightly older than she is. When Sylvia, her voice coach, finds out that Lolita is the daughter of France's top novelist, and who herself is married to a second-tier novelist (Laurent Grevill), she sees an opportunity to introduce herself to Lolita's dad and maybe even get into the Great Man's circle. It all comes around in a glorious church concert finale featuring the music of Monteverdi and Handel, that Lolita takes part in, and where her voice soars to the heights. "Look at Me," is superbly acted, succinctly paced and beautifully written. It's a perfect demonstration of what's wrong with today's world of completely self-involved people.

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