Discover amazing movies and shows

agoodmovietowatch is home to highly-rated yet little-known movies and shows. Curated by humans, not algorithms. Read More.

agoodmovietowatch

Read My Lips 2001

7.2

In my own wished-for parallel universe, French actors Vincent Cassell and Emanuelle Devos are voted the sexiest actors alive. I find them both transfixing and appealing in every role they’ve performed, and they are quite the pair here. Devos plays Carla, a put-upon assistant at a property management company. While good at her job, there is little room for her to advance her career, as she is one of the only women at her company and also has a hearing deficiency. Into her humdrum life walks ex-convict Paul (Cassell), who Carla hires as a personal assistant. It turns out that what Paul lacks in secretarial skills he makes up for in other ways. The first half of the film plays almost like a dark workplace comedy, before taking a dangerous turn towards psychological crime thriller. Overall, it’s a dark and sexy character study of two mismatched outsiders who turn out to complement each other perfectly.

User rating: -/10

4.2554
Rate film (4 votes)

Add Your Review

You don't have to be signed-in.

avatar

Watching Options

  • On Netflix

    France
  • Get 70% off NordVPN with agoodmovietowatch's link:
    Get NordVPN

    Details

  • Genre

    Drama
  • Starring

    Emmanuelle Devos, Olivier Gourmet, Vincent Cassel
  • Directed by

    Jacques Audiard
  • Written by

    Jacques Audiard, Tonino Benacquista
  • Runtime

    119 minutes