Camille Rewinds: New York Film Festival 2012

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New York Film Festival 2012: Camille Rewinds

New York Film Festival 2012: Camille Rewinds


This candy-colored French comedy cops the main gimmick of Peggy Sue Got Married, as an impending divorcée (writer-director Noémie Lvovsky), her life in shambles, finds herself magically transported back to the ’80s and her high-school body, clothes and pink-walled bedroom. Playing a character who’s seen by everyone as much younger, Lvovsky (who embodies both her current and retro versions) imparts easy wryness to her teenage performance, saving the strongest emotions for gym anxieties and chats with her doting parents. But the film is breezy when it should be doubling down on regret; it feels too minor and vaporous to seriously criticize. Even the normally magnetic Mathieu Amalric is minimized in a cameo as a lascivious teacher.—Joshua Rothkopf

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