Sophie Marceau delivers the cringe on this clunkingly unhealthy LA courting comedy: tin-eared, cliched, unfunny and misjudged in each horribly unconvincing syllable, sadly sounding as if it has been written by somebody who has by no means been to Los Angeles or met any human beings.
Marceau performs Lisa, a movie director (supposedly), who was scarred in childhood by the neglect of a glamorous mom. (Author-director Lisa Azuelos has apparently primarily based this on her personal mom, Marie Laforêt, a singing star who additionally acted reverse Alain Delon in Plein Soleil). Now a divorcee with grownup youngsters, Lisa finds that her mum’s dying has freed her emotionally to begin a brand new life in a touristically imagined LA within the full Eat-Pray-Love-be-annoying sense.
It’s right here that she tinkers with a “screenplay” (for those who please) and hangs out along with her regulation-supportive homosexual finest good friend Luka (Djanis Bouzyani); he appears to have even much less work to do than her. And as soon as Luka has persuaded her to experiment with on-line courting apps, Lisa shaves a number of years off her age, and will get it on with a beautiful youthful man known as John (Colin Woodell) who can be a paper-thin creation of nonsense with no backstory or job to do. The nadir might be the unhilarious “nudist” courting scene through which everybody’s genitals are serendipitously hid in each shot, just like the Austin Powers gag with all of the comedy eliminated. One to overlook.