A Business Affair (1994) from Tuna

A Business Affair (1994) is a light international romantic comedy by a French production company in English, set mostly in London, and starring the lovely Carole Bouquet. At the start of the film. she is a department store floor model married to important writer Jonathan Pryce, who currently has writers' block, and no sexual interest in his wife. She is busily working on a first novel, which is no end of irritation to him. American born publisher Christopher Walken first steals Pryce from his current publisher, then steals Bouquet from Pryce.


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Some of the best moments in the film involve the battle between Bouquet and Walken's Sicilian-from-New-York mother. Bouquet does everything she can to irritate the mother-in-law into leaving, including wearing a dress that is cut in back half way down her ass cheeks. She shows buns in a lovemaking scene, and again in a slow pan on a tanning table. She also shows tons of cleavage.

The highlight of this film is Bouquet, who is as charming as she is beautiful, and has a command of English, albeit with a French accent. No new ground is covered, and no important truths are revealed. Production values are high, even on the budget 4/3 aspect DVD I screened.

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IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a run of the mill genre film, or C.

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