A Business Affair
(1994) from Tuna
|A Business Affair (1994) is a light
international romantic comedy by a French production company in English,
set mostly in London, and starring the lovely Carole Bouquet. At the
start of the film. she is a department store floor model married to
important writer Jonathan Pryce, who currently has writers' block, and
no sexual interest in his wife. She is busily working on a first novel,
which is no end of irritation to him. American born publisher
Christopher Walken first steals Pryce from his current publisher, then
steals Bouquet from Pryce.
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Some of the best moments in the film involve the battle
between Bouquet and Walken's Sicilian-from-New-York mother. Bouquet
does everything she can to irritate the mother-in-law into leaving,
including wearing a dress that is cut in back half way down her ass
cheeks. She shows buns in a lovemaking scene, and again in a slow pan
on a tanning table. She also shows tons of cleavage.
The highlight of this film is Bouquet, who is as charming as she is
beautiful, and has a command of English, albeit with a French accent.
No new ground is covered, and no important truths are revealed.
Production values are high, even on the budget 4/3 aspect DVD I
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this description, this
film is a run of the mill genre film, or
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