My Idol | Chicago Reader

My Idol

Guillaume Canet directed, cowrote, and stars in this slick satire (2002), playing an ambitious young gofer on the set of a popular TV game show—“It's Tissue Time!”—that reduces contestants to tears. He fawns obsessively over the dictatorial producer (a charmingly sleazy Francois Berleand) and eagerly accepts an invitation to the man's vacation home, where he's promptly humiliated himself by the boss and his sexy younger wife (Diane Kruger of Troy). Unfortunately this lacks any nuance or sophistication, hammering home the cynicism until it becomes as smugly contemptuous as its targets. In French with subtitles. 110 min.


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