Cute comedy about a plucky country ingénue (Cécile De France) who arrives in Paris and finds work at a cafe that serves an area of theaters, galleries, and concert halls. Three storylines develop: an actress (Valerie Lemercier) who wants to play Simone de Beauvoir, a concert pianist who’s had enough (Albert Dupontel), and an aging art collector (Claude Brasseur) who, much to the consternation of his son (Christopher Thompson), is selling off his collection to afford a young mistress (Annelise Hesme). In the process, they all find love and happiness, or something like it. As watchable as it is forgettable. Also with Suzanne Flon and Sidney Pollack.
Fauteuils d’orchestre. Danièle Thompson, 2006. ***