Starring: Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Beart, Fanny Ardant, Virginie Ledoyen, Ludivine Sagnier, Firmine Richard
Directed by: Francois Ozon
Written by: Francois Ozon, Marina de Van, Robert Thomas (play
Length: 1 hour 51 minutes
Release Date: 2002
Eight women and one dead man. They don’t seem too concerned with the murder compared to getting to know each other.
It’s a French comedy/murder mystery. There are eight women who are stuck in a house in the French countryside for the night due to the snow. The man of the house (father to some, husband to one, brother to another, lover to some more….) ends up dead. They have to figure out who did it since the phone lines are dead and no police are coming anytime soon. Everyone has secrets and they slowly come out.
That would have been all fine and dandy, but then singing happened! And it wasn’t Ewan McGregor singing in Moulin Rouge so it was bad. It was very cheesy 60’s-style songs since it is set in the 60’s as well. Oh god. And stupid dancing to go along with it.
Just bad bad bad bad. We fast forwarded through most of it and I slept through the middle part.