|We do know, they don't have to rub our noses in it,|
even if they partly disguise it in French
It's a long time even if you're only doing one leg of it- Paris to Singapore alone is about 13 hours. There are many, many hours to fill. Thankfully every seat comes with its own entertainment package so that we can all watch something different.
On the way to Europe I watched Amour and Dans La Maison. I decided to continue this French theme on the way home, just to keep the French holiday feeling just that bit longer, even as it was slipping through my fingers.
First up I watched A Monster in Paris. I'd noticed it in the movie guide on the way over, and seen others watching it and liked the look of the movie. Sadly that was all I liked really.
This one didn't work for me. Even the cartoon images of iconic Paris- Sacre Coeur, the Eiffel Tower, places I had been and seen just a few days before weren't really enough to hold my attention and if I hadn't been on a plane I might even have turned it off. It was like a bizarre insect Phantom of the Opera.
Thankfully my second choice turned out much, much better. Indeed I LOVED IT. I want to watch it again and again, and buy the soundtrack I am so smitten with this heretofore unknown French Gem.
What is it?
I was rather bemused, and yet somehow intrigued, by the description in the inflight movie guide.
Sounds rather improbable doesn't it? But it's a sensational movie. Gorgeous 1950s styling and feel. Indeed at times it's hard to believe that it wasn't made in the 50s. Perhaps a French Mad Men? (although I've never seen any of that so wouldn't really know) Sweet. Funny. Fabulous Soundtrack. Indeed Utterly Delightful as the poster suggests.
I'm not sure if this has been released in Australia as yet, but I'll be searching out the DVD. Seems this 2012 French hit has recently been released in the UK, and will be released in the US in September. The Daily Mail loved it too. So did The Guardian.