Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  100 min.
Release Date: June 26, 2009 (limited)
DVD: October 20, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 3.67
based on 13 votes and 2 reviews
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Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Kathy Bates, Felicity Jones, Harriet Walter, Anita Pallenberg


Léa de Lonval (Michelle Pfeiffer) realizes that the time has come for her to retire as Paris's most envied seductress of the rich and famous. After all, though she's still breathtaking, she's not getting any younger. Just as she starts wondering what her future holds, along comes her archrival Charlotte Peloux (Kathy Bates), a notoriously manipulative gossip, with an unusual proposition. It seems that Charlotte's 19-year-old son—a bon vivant nicknamed Chéri (Rupert Friend)—is gorgeous, charming and a complete disappointment to her. Fed up with his petulance, Charlotte slyly suspects Léa can knock some sense into the boy with her worldly ways.

But Léa does far more than that and six years later, she and Chéri are still living together in a most outrageous fashion. Naturally, they know this state of affairs can't go on forever. But when Charlotte Peloux returns to match Chéri to a girl his own age for marriage and break up their adventuresome tryst, no one is prepared for what truly lies beneath their frivolous affair.

Director: Stephen Frears
Studio: Maple Pictures
Producer(s): Andras Hamori, Thom Mount, Tracey Seaward, Bill Kenwright
Screenplay: Christopher Hampton

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  • 5 stars "Rupert Friend is superb and The radiant star in the movie"