Eye For Film >> Movies >> Elle l'Adore (2014) Film Review
Reviewed by: Richard Mowe
As the daughter of actress Miou-Miou and the singer Julien Clerc debutant director Jeanne Henry must know first hand about the perils of fame, celebrity culture and insistent and obsessive fans.
She has drawn on all of that for an amusing riff around the subject with the superlative Sandrine Kiberlain (from Nine Month Stretch) and the classically trained Laurent Lafitte from the Comédie Francaise as a distinctly odd couple of conspirators.
She’s Muriel, a beautician with little in her life except her all-consuming interest in pop singer Vincent Lacroix (Lafitte) on the verge of releasing a new album and a tour.
When the singer accidentally kills his girlfriend (Lou Lesage) he calls on Muriel to help him dispose of the body. Throw in a couple of detectives (Pascal Demolon and Olivia Cote) who have a volatile relationship on the side and are in the throes of a break-up, and you have the perfect recipe for intrigue and plot twists that just about stand close scrutiny.
Winner of the Michel d’Ornano prize at the Deauville Film Festival, Elle l’adore (meaning “she adores him") has more than enough playful suspense to sustain itself while the two leads of Kiberlain and Lafitte spark off each as a pair of highly unlikely yet strangely engaging partners in crime.Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2015