Very few of us have good taste hence the crowd of those who try to make us believe that they have better taste than we have. Now I'm not sure they have a sense of humour which is the main reason why this movie is underrated because film critics belong to the parasitic world described by Robert Altman. Recommended.
The overlapping dialoque, the episodic quality, the large cast of familiar faces; the makings of a Robert Altman film. Altman's follow up to "The Player" however fell flat with critics and the box office. Unlike his masterpieces "Nashville", "A Wedding", "The Player" etc this film just falls with a thud. Some interesting characters and scenes but overall just feels like an empty confection. Cast is game.
Robert Altman movies are like mamma mia family dinners: it's so much fun to see everyone & marvel at their interactions. This isn't really a good movie -- it's literally a scatalogical mess -- but I'm not mad at it: too many iconic European film stars aging gracefully for me to mind. I love the wicked photographer, the Parisian mindset that a mistress (or several) is just how it rolls, languid hotel life.
For me it's one of the most underrated and misunderstood films ever. It doesn't fail at all at in translating various aspects of the fashion world into comical sketch-like situations performed by a great ensamble. Superficial, efemerous, funny, cruel, underhanded... just like any fashion weeks or celebrities magazines.