Sunday, May 17, 2015

Cannes 2015: 'Mon Roi' Review

Most everyone has been in a relationship with someone where you weren't sure if being together or being apart was tougher -- or maybe you know a couple like that. (Saturday Night Live years ago had that achingly dead-on skit "The Couple That Should Be Divorced" that addressed this romantic dilemma.) The French drama Mon Roi takes this experience as its theme, tracing the off-again/on-again relationship between a hopeless cad (Vincent Cassel) and the bright woman (Emmanuelle Bercot) who can't see that he's bad news. Audiences may get exasperated with this couple, but that's sort of the point. I reviewed Mon Roi for Paste.