Arterton flourishes in provincial comedy dramas. This French, Flaubert appraising meta-narrative acts as a delightful companion piece to the adaptation of Simmonds' comic book middle-England satire, 'Tamara Drewe'. I wouldn't be surprised if she breaks the Hollywood A-list in the near future - certainly on the fringes. 3.5
Well cast solid film adaptation of the graphic novel by Posy Simmonds that reimagined Flaubert's 'Madame Bovary' in a modern setting. Performances vary but the two leads (Gemma Arterton and Fabrice Luchini) are both very good here. A solid construct but lacks the certain something to make it special. Stick with Sophie Fiennes' faithful version made recently for a modern take.
I loved this film. I am from Normandy and it was a real delight to see such a funny and nice story taking place there. Fabrice Luchini is excellent (as usual) and there is a great casting. Now I almost feel like reading the book Emma Bovary from Flaubert. It was not as entertaining when I tried to read it a few years ago... The film is much better. Great fun!