Life begins to imitate art in uncanny ways when earthy British beauty Gemma ( Gemma Arterton) and her furniture restorer husband Charles Bovery (Jason. : Gemma Bovery () [ Blu-Ray, Reg.A/B/C Import – France ]: Jason Flemyng, Elsa Zylberstein, Edith Scob, Fabrice Luchini, Gemma Arterton. Watch trailers, read customer and critic reviews, and buy Gemma Bovery directed by Anne Fontaine for $

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It does not take Martin Fabrice Luchini the local baker, long to spot the similarity between Gemma’s name and a certain French literary heroine, especially with its author having once lived in the area. Charlie Bovery Isabelle Candelier Mortified with guilt, Joubert sends her a peace offering of freshly baked bread. August 23, Full Review…. Still, the movie is so denuded of insight and incident it ends up more cartoonish than the comic book that spawned it.

Gemma Arterton as Gemma Bovery. The novel, of course, is one of the towering achievements in literature, and this trivial movie has no idea what to do with it.

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In one highly charged erotic scene, when Gemma is stung by a bee during a walk in the woods, the lovelorn baker sucks the poison from her soft, bulging bodice in a paroxysm of dizzy emotion. Was this review helpful to you? Edit Details Official Sites: Pascal BonitzerAnne Fontaine. Pascal Bonitzer and Anne Fontaine Directed by: Principal photography took place in the summer and autumn of in France.


Gemma Bovery ‘s bursts of charm — among them Gemma Arterton’s winsome performance in the title role — are often enough to compensate for its lack of focus. Depressed by London life and infuriated by the demands made by Charlie’s shrewish ex-wife Judi, Gemma persuades Charlie to sell up and move to Bailleville in Normandy.

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Like the novel, the movie ends in grievous calamity—not with suicide but with a surprise twist, proving how impossible it is for life to imitate art, even when you gwmma. Is life imitating art? Anne Fontaine confirmed in early that she would direct the film with Philippe Carcassonne and Faye Ward producing it.

August 17, Rating: Add boverh first question. MoviesReviewsmoviesGemma Bovery. He intervenes but cannot alter the inevitable conclusion. The story opens with Raymond Joubert, a baker in the fictional Bailleville, near Rouen in Normandyreflecting on the recent death of Gemma Bovery, an English woman who lived in the village. Gemma Bovery is a French-British comedy-drama film based on Posy Simmonds ‘ graphic novel of bobery same name. If I was a “rater” I my score would be higher than the average.

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Martin engages with the young couple and observes Gemma’s behaviour replicates that of her namesake, including a series of romantic and sexual liaisons that suggest she is headed for a tragic finale like that of the novel. October 29, Full Review…. Rankin Kacey Mottet Klein When she becomes a woman and thinks she’s finally free from her past’s shadows, some characters show up and she gets the chance to become a unique heroine.


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Marcus Woolcott Super Reviewer. Director Anne Fontaine’s clever adaptation of the graphic novel is at once a cheeky literary mash-up, a sensuous romance, a witty feminist commentary, and a heady celebration of French provincial life.

It’s flaky and lacking in depth, but it still works. Pierre Alloggia as Un Producteur de Calva. Boverh tone is uneven, creaking between uproarious comedy bonking and serious ish drama.

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He is relieved when Charlie reveals his real never used name is Cyril. Yes No Report this. View All Photos gemmw Comics portal Feminism portal.

The story of a long-lost book that mysteriously reappears and connects an old man searching for his son with a girl seeking a cure for her mother’s loneliness. The result is a somewhat reserved but sensual and gratifying vemma that finds and polishes connections between literature and the screen while further catapulting the wonderful British actress Gemma Arterton several notches up the ladder toward international stardom.

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