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Wednesday, August 8

Art Snoozeveau

Inside Paris (Dans Paris)
Inside Out

I always say that foreign films can get away with a lot more than American ones can just because they're in another language. But at the end of the day, or the week for that matter, even if yer speaking Esperanto, you still have an obligation to entertain your audience. Well, like Dans Paris' troubled protagonist Paul, I too was contemplating jumping off a balcony after I struggled to stay awake through this self-indulgent French film. This wasn't a complete snoozefest, as I did like all of the characters in the film, but I just didn't understand where they were coming from or where they were going to. Dans Paris tries to put all the jigsaw pieces together in its emotional third act, but by that time, the audience is closer to drained, than being entertained

Game For This Gamine: Joana Preiss may be a model, but she looks too much like Sandra Bernhard to get our mr mojo risin'. That's why we pledge our amour to cutie patootie Alice Butaud, who on second thought, kinda also looks like Sandra Bernhard. In that case, we throw our baguette in the general direction of Marie-France Pisier, who may be an oldie, but still a NSFWie

Been There, Done Him?: don't confuse this film with the male porn Inside Paris, 'where you'll find your tower just as erect as the Eiffel'

John Grisham's Jizzum (aka Verdict): Un Certain Mérite, Mais Ceci Ne Mérite Aucun Insigne D'Odeur

Inside Paris (Dans Paris) opens in limited theaters today
and opens elsewhere elsewhen

until next thyme the balcony is clothed...