& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Only 8 left in stock.
Sold by Discs4all and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Look At Me [DVD] has been added to your Basket
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by zoverstocks
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Buy with confidence from a huge UK seller with over 3 million feedback ratings, all items despatched next day directly from the UK. All items are quality guaranteed.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£7.79
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Look At Me [DVD]

4 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

Sold by Discs4all and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
13 new from £3.15 8 used from £2.70 1 collectible from £11.99

LOVEFiLM By Post

Rent Look at Me on DVD from LOVEFiLM By Post
£7.79 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 8 left in stock. Sold by Discs4all and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • Look At Me [DVD]
  • +
  • Le Goût Des Autres [DVD]
  • +
  • L'homme Du Train [DVD] [2003]
Total price: £17.77
Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Marilou Berry, Agnès Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Laurent Greville, Virginie Desarnauts
  • Directors: Agnès Jaoui
  • Producers: Jean-Philippe Andraca, Christian Berard
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Mar. 2005
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006ZXN2G
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,362 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

Product Description

Coming-of-age comedy drama by French director Agnès Jaoui ('Le Gout des Autres'). Lolita (Marilou Berry) is the 20-year-old daughter of eminent writer and editor Etienne Cassard (Jean-Pierre Bacri). Suffering from low self-esteem and a weight problem, Lolita has spent her life very much in the shadow of her brilliant father - and has always doubted whether people actually want to know her, or simply get close to him by association. As she struggles to assert herself as an adult and find her path in life - taking singing lessons with voice coach Sylvia (played by the director, Jaoui) and becoming involved with a young man called Sebastien (Kéine Bouhiza), she comes to realise that the principal thing she must come to terms with is the lack of attention she has always had from her father.

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By technoguy VINE VOICE on 19 Jun. 2009
Format: DVD
Trust the French to get under the skin of appearances,at which they are so good.The husband and wife(Jeanne-pierre and Agnes Bactri) both write,act in and (she)direct this film set in the bourgoise artistic milieu centred on Lolita,a desperately unhappy girl.Lolita is worried about being overweight and unattractive,despite her singing talent.Her low self esteem comes from her self-centred father,an egotistical but successful writer(Eteienne). Lolita feels people want to get to know her for the wrong reasons,especially when they find out who her father is. Lolita's singing teacher,Sylvia is an important character and she is unhappy herself.Her husband is an aspiring writer too.These two groups find an intersection in Lolita as the two writers connect which leads to success and publishing offers.The unfolding nature of many relationships reaches subtlety through the way it is so easy to misinterpret the intentions of others or the way they respond to the wrong aspects,also the way we exploit other people for our own ends.Image(comme une image)vs reality done with such great humour.
Comment 10 of 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
The French seem to have the knack of making good films about human relationships and motives which the Anglo-Saxons don't quite match. Here the central character is an overweight young woman who is the daughter of a famous writer. From her radiate three threads - there is her friend, Sebastien (he has changed his name from a Muslim one: it helps him to get on better, he says); then there is Sylvia (Agnès Jaqui - who also directs and co-wrote the screen play) who is teaching Lolita to sing. She is married to a talented but whinging writer, Pierre, who has been well reviewed but not been taken up by the large bookshops as yet. Some of the scenes between these two could have been taken straight out of Till Death do us Part with younger actors. Finally, Lolita's father, Étienne Cassard played by the famous French actor, Jean-Pierre Bacri. He divorced Lolita's mother years ago and is married to a beautiful and kindly younger woman, Karine.

Lolita is attending singing lessons with Sylvia and we first see Lolita's problems resulting from her lack of self-esteem. She sees herself as ugly because of her obesity (in fact, she is quite pretty). This leads her to reject friendly approaches from people and her views, in her eyes, are confirmed. However, there is truth in what she thinks. Sylvia, when she learns that Lolita's father is the famous writer, someone Sylvia much admires, agrees to do a teaching session about which she was previously doubtful. Sebastien later appears to hang around because Cassard offers to help him with employment.

Lolita (the name is surely a sardonic joke by the writers) tells Sebastien that she is a 'zero'. No one likes her for herself, no one loves her though that is not really correct.
Read more ›
Comment 41 of 45 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
There is an essential self-reflexive theme running through this film: art may enrich society, but does it enrich the artist? Literary fiction may aspire to an understanding of the human condition, but does the novelist really understand people? Comparisons have been made between director Agnes Jaoui and Woody Allen, and you can see some parallels in the level of philosophical, aesthetic, and sociological enquiry which underpins the action.
Crucially, however, you are often left wondering who is the star of the film. Lolita is a pretty (or plain) young woman who is conscious that she is overweight and who is struggling to build a career as a singer. Her father is a successful novelist who seems to have devoted most of his life to ignoring her. Lolita (and there's an obvious pun in the name), craves his attention, his respect, his love. She wants to be noticed. But she is noticed only when people identify her as the daughter of the great man.
"Look at Me" ('Comme une Image' - like a picture, like an image), however, finds its narrative dynamism in the tale of two novelists - the one famous but racked by an inability to find further inspiration, the other initially struggling then catapulted into the limelight through his wife's use of Lolita's influence. Neither appears able to understand the people around him. Or are they just blinded by success, so blinded they become self-obsessed and unable to see beyond than their own fame, their own image?
Lolita's father devotes more attention to his phone than he does to her. She becomes an artefact, a series of events in his life to be patronised from time to time. He can see the talent in another writer, but is unaware that his own daughter might have talent of her own.
Read more ›
Comment 18 of 20 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Charles Vasey TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 Jun. 2012
Format: DVD
A sad French film based on the lives of intellectuals (so you can immediately tell it must be French). The film resolves around the mismatch of affections between the key characters. The daughter (admirably played by Marilou Berry)desperately craves the attention of her father while disregarding that of her lovesick swain, Sebastien. Another character is a novelist who craves the attention of the powerful while ditching his loyal (if batty) agent; the list goes on forever.

At times such French "lives of the intelligentsia" films can appear more than a little self-absorbed (the Scott Thomas character in "Sarah's Key" for example) but the central role of Lolita and her pain and her father's constant (and consistent) lack of the affection she craves made this more than just soap opera. No-one seeks to be unpleasant but there is a deal of cruelty underlying this outwardly placid piece.
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   



Feedback