Charming is really the word that springs to mind. Alex runs a business based on his hiring (usually by rich fathers/brothers) to break up unsuitable relationships. This time he is hired to seduce a French heiress and consequently prevent her from marrying a young Englishman. He has one week to succeed.
Is this movie original, ground-breaking and multi-layered? No, of course not, and it wouldn't be fair to expect it to be. Is this movie fun, heart-warming and a real break from reality? Absolutely, and it delivers in spades.
After several darker movies (The Beat my Heart Skipped being his most notable effort) Romain Duris returns to lighter fares and proves effortlessly that he is one of today's most promising French actors. He's way too toothy to be traditionally handsome, and yet he is incredibly seducing and completely credible in the role of a professional heartbreaker. As for Vanessa, well anybody who's seen her in movies before will know what to expect: very talented, very sweet, very pretty and very French.
So sit back, relax and enjoy the journey even if you know the destination.