Friday, May 15, 2009

Movie: Shall We Kiss?

We saw Shall We Kiss a few days ago at the Michigan Theater.

It is a French romantic comedy, though less of a comedy than we were expecting when we went in. On the plus side, the actors are top notch (and gorgeous), the cinematography delicious and the writing most excellent. More ambiguously, most of the behavior in the movie would be both implausible and inexplicable were all the characters not French.

At some level, this movie makes the same point as the tale of financial disaster linked to in the previous post: doing things that you know to be foolish in advance is unlikely to lead to good outcomes. So in that sense this movie is a morality play as well, though I do not think that is how it is intended.

Mildly recommended