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My Piece of the Pie

The once-promising director Cédric Klapisch follows up Russian Dolls (2005) and Paris (2008) with another glossy coffee-table book of a film, presenting familiar content through handsome, instantly forgettable images. It's a would-be social satire about a straight-talking single mom (Karin Viard) who begins working as a maid when she's laid off from her factory job. She ends up in the employ of a selfish hedge-fund manager (Gilles Lellouche) who's a single parent himself, and if you're half-awake, you should be able to predict the course of their relationship in the first 20 minutes. Viard is appealing enough as a Carol Burnett-like comic presence; she deserves a better movie. In French with subtitles.

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Director:

  • Cédric Klapisch

Cast:

  • Karin Viard
  • Gilles Lellouche
  • Audrey Lamy
  • Jean-Pierre Martins
  • Raphaële Godin
  • Fred Ulysse
  • Kevin Bishop
  • Marine Vacth
  • Flavie Bataille

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