Guest post by Kate Franzman
Bio: Copywriter at Pivot Marketing in Fountain Square. I love very old things and very new things. Francophile. Roller girl. Cat lady.
What a coincidence. I’m sitting here watching French film, The Day I Saw Your Heart, a romantic-comedy drama set in Paris, just days before I too will set foot in The City of Light.
Also coincidence, this story follows a 27-year old quirky girl with daddy issues, (played by Mélanie Laurent, Inglorious Basterds, Beginners), and her dysfunctional family. But we won’t get in to that.
Our heroine, Justine, struggles with commitment, listens to old David Bowie covers, and uses her employer’s private MRI machines to make “X-Ray Art”
After a trail of boyfriends, Justine thinks she has found The One, a hunky shoe salesman, but her temporary happiness is thrown when her neurotic 60-year-old Jewish father (Michel Blanc) suffers a delayed midlife crisis and announces that his young second wife is expecting a baby.
Justine and her half-sister Dom, who is trying to adopt, are rather annoyed at the news.
Coupled with resentment about her father’s absence when she was growing up, causes her to spiral into self-doubt. Overflowing with French charm, Justine gets by with the help of her family, friends, and newly discovered muse.
P.S. If this film were remade in the US, it would totally star Zooey Deschanel.
The Day I Saw Your Heart
Jennifer Devoldère 2011
Categories: World Cinema Features
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