That time I put my boxers on my head when I was young.
I’m sure that I will not regret posting this at all.
"There’s no backstabbing here. It’s just business." I got whiplash from this roller coaster. Ad exec Christine has cutthroat ambition and will do anything to get ahead, including taking credit for her subordinate Isabelle’s idea which helps her land a sweet gig in NYC. Isabelle strikes back by uploading her original idea to youtube. The video goes viral, and she gets the NYC gig instead. The two women share a lover, Dirk, who has financial dealings with their firm. Isabelle has a secretary, Dani. The three possible combinations of girl kissing girl all occur, ha. Everyone has dirt on everyone else. etc. etc. The film makes clear that we’re in soap opera territory, not only with the crazy plot and exaggerated performances, but also the music. There’s even a dun-dunnn! with close-up on the face after a betrayal. We never know whether someone’s on the level or twisting the knife, whether the events in a dream really happened or are just paranoia. I was cackling at one point. Around the one-hour mark I wondered if it had gone off the rails. Is it manipulative? Hell yes, and I hate that in other films, but complaining about that here would be like complaining that water is wet.
After watching I checked with Rotten Tomatoes, thinking it would be around 50%. Whoa, all critics 35% and top critics a dismal 16%. Are people taking it too seriously? I checked with Roger Ebert: he gave it 4/4 stars, so I’m not completely outta my tree in enjoying this film.