An original premise for a movie but the acting was just not convincing and thus the impact was tepid at best. None of the lead roles were convincing and the board scenes were deliberately cut short because the script was so thin and there was no detail outlined in any of the deals going down, ie the reason they all "seemed" to be acting as executives. Disappointing.
While there are some nicely constructed uncomfortable moments, this film is ruined by its own attempts at cleverness. The plot's complexity did not add sophistication but ridiculousness. All in all, what could have been a good film ended up really quite disappointing.
Not bad for a French Movie. Their comedies are terrible, but dramas like this are OK.
Kirsten was excellent, as usual. I thought Sagnier's performance was weak and unconvincing. However, I am totally over movies that are all about shallow, nasty people who are prepared to do anything to get ahead. Watch a lot of movies these days and you could be forgiven for thinking that those sort of people are all the world is made up of. Boring!
Engrossing, although it's hard not to start thinking some of the many plot twists and turns are just for the sake of being clever, rather than necessarily adding anything to the narrative. Kirsten Scott Thomas does sensual/snarky so well, and she's the real highlight here.
Kristen Scott Thomas was convincing in the horrible boss role, however I felt Ludivine Sagnier came across as too young for the star role she was cast. An entertaining story, if a bit far fetched.
Quite good, not sure about Ludivine Sagnier's performance.
Very disappointing... Kristin Scott Thomas has done some of the great movies, so I had a high hope in this new film of hers. The plot was predictable; there was sadly no element of surprise throughout the film. Some reactions by characters were unrealistic and fake. I thought Ludivine Sagnier looked too young to play such talented business executive in Paris. Beginning to the mid film, her character is very easily toyed by her boss, gets emotionally upset that she can’t handle herself in front of her co-workers, however, by the middle of the movie, she is a calculative cold blooded murder and not only that, she is emotionally dead that she’s willing to frame an innocent man simply because he was too weak to stand up for Ludivine’s boss, and supposedly she has loved him but he did not return her love. Perhaps I had too high hopes, but regardless, I thought it was disheartening and second-rate story…
The perfect crime? Perhaps. Certainly very clever. It begins as a "horrible boss" story, a very realistic and credible one, unlike a recent Hollywood movie. From there on, every development in the story is unexpected and puzzling. There are great performances from all involved, making this a movie to remember.
Brilliant plot. great script and actors , all round entertaining movie. definitely worth watching.