Mix French cinema with '50s fashion and I have got to be there! So when someone told me about the film "Populaire" I rushed to the cinema at the very last day they showed it. And I'm so glad I made it!
To begin with, it was super stunning! I love how the French still make movies look old if they're set a few decades back. -Like the other amazing film: Le Havre!- And of course those '50s dresses help too. I also really liked the leading lady, she had a bit of a clumsy beauty about her, and felt slightly Auburn-esque even.
Though the story wasn't complex and perhaps a tiny bit predictable, it was still full of surprises and just a delight to watch. I already look forward to seeing it again some day.