by Buzzin' Lee Hartgrave on October 4, 2013

So, you want to see a delightful colorful movie. Well, ‘Populaire’ is a wonderful tribute to the 1950’s. Those were the days when movies were filled with love and charm.

This is a story of a young and naive pretty Typist. Young Rose Pamphyle (Deborah Francois) Dreams of getting away from her family. So she looks for a job in an office. At first Rose doesn’t get very far with her boss Louis Echard (Romain Duris).

Rose only knows how to type with two fingers on an old style typewriter. Her boss Louis, shows her how to type. In fact, she is so good that her fingers actually fly across the typewriter. Her boss Louis decides to put Rose into a typing test. The boss enters her in a typing contest. Her fingers actually speed along the keys like nothing else I ever seen.

This French Comedy has many twists. Rose is beginning to get tons of attention at the contest. She has become a Typewriter Star. She gets all the attention from many other typists. Oh, by the way in the fifties only women typed. Men were not allowed.

There is a touching and poignant moments. The ending will surely captivate. I never would have thought that the lowly typewriter could be so intensely interesting. At first Rose is kinda plain. But she turns into an accomplished and beautiful woman. You’ll smile at the finish.

Here is another plus — it’s stunning art direction keeps you on the edge of your seat. If you’re a fan of romantic comedies — you certainly will certainly fall in love with this romantic comedy. You’ll be inspired and feel wonderful. I’d see it again!

RATING: FOUR BOXES OF POPCORN. (highest rating) -trademarked)


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Buzzin’ Lee Hartgrave

Buzzin’ Lee Hartgrave is a longtime theater critic in the San Francisco Bay Area. His reviews appear each Friday in Beyond Chron.

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