How wrong can you go with Gainsbourg and Mastroianni playing two sisters who inadvertently fall for the same insurance fraud investigator? Very wrong, it seems, in this uninspired comparison of excitement (with Charlotte) versus stability (with Chiara). Poelvoorde does a decent job of a man typically torn but the rest is largely a by-the-numbers soft-focus look at provincial values: good food, wine and some disruptive passions.
3 Coeurs (3 Herzen) | Directed by Benoît Jacquot (France, Germany, Belgium 2014) with Benoît Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni. Starts March 19
Originally published in issue #136, March 2015