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Avenue Montaigne

2 Ratings: 2.0
Art House & International movie directed by Danièle Thompson

French for "Orchestra Seats,"Avenue Montaigneoffers an outsider's perspective on an insular world (the original title isFauteuils d'Orchestre). After bidding adieu to her grandmother (Suzanne Flon in her final performance), sunny Jessica (Cécile … see full wiki

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Director: Danièle Thompson
Genre: Foreign
2 reviews about Avenue Montaigne
review by . November 04, 2008
A young woman Jessica, leaves her home for life in Paris, and finds work as a cafe waitress in the theater district. Her job may not pay much, but she's surrounded by fascinating and sophisticated customers, some very well known. Avenue Montaigne is a gentle but engaging portrayal of a slice in the lives of 6 of them, all of whom are on the edge of making life altering decisions. In the process, Jessica's life as an adult begins, enriched by the experiences of those around her. The ensemble cast …
review by . April 29, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
(3 1/2 *'s) `Avenue Montaigne' operates on the premise that all Parisians seek the good life. Offering a cross-section of the French dream, the film digs deeper with a "can't buy me happiness" theme stretching through intersecting lives.    Jessica (Ce'cile De France) is a high-life wanna-be who takes care of her grandmother in a nursing home. The elder reminisces that she took menial labor to enjoy vicariously the high art, food, and fashion of Paris. Emulating her grandmother, …
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