Monday, December 17, 2012

Review: Picture Paris

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Vanity Project Has a Bitter Aftertaste

First, let's get the obvious out of the way: Writer-director Brad Hall probably wouldn't have gotten HBO to pick up and showcase his short film Picture Paris (9pm) if it didn't star his wife, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who also headlines the pay channel's series Veep, for which she just received a Golden Globe nomination. Nobody said life's fair. Get over it.

As for the film itself, it's a really nice idea, doing a 28-minute self-contained story, and at first blush the project has a nifty bittersweet quality to it, a bit like some of Woody Allen's recent movies.

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