***1/2 One of the least efficiently structured features I've seen. What was on Wilder—Hollywood's very own Molière's—mind? That look on Audrey's face at the end though... Is that the face of a woman who has triumphantly escaped captivity or that of a woman who is awaiting it?
Remake d'une oeuvre tournée dans les années 30 par Paul Czinner , en trois versions différentes, ce petit chef-d'oeuvre d'humour et de finesse, proche des suaves comédies d'un Lubitsch inspiré, enchante et ravit par la subtile dramaturgie amorale de notre couple hors normes, les nombreuses annotations humoristiques et discrètes sur le sentiment amoureux, la jalousie et les aléas de la séduction. www.cinefiches.com
I can't help it, but Cooper gave me the creeps. He's usually very charming and his early work is wonderful, but here his pairing with the young and cutesy Audrey (not a fan of her) smells fishy. Wilder also seems to have trouble with the narrative and pacing here, but otherwise this is an entertaining homage to Lubitsch during its brighter moments. It's a shame Wilder was forced to add the voice-over to the end.