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She's sharp, she's cool, she's nobody's fool! - She's Eloise the fifth Musketeer!,
This review is from: D'Artagnan's Daughter [DVD]  (DVD)
I spent a pleasant few hours watching La Fille D'Artagnan - I guess it would pass in France for a family film but the sex references (comparatively tame for a 15-cert), bad language and bawdy humour mean it doesn't have such a clear audience over here.
Sophie Marceau looks as gorgeous as ever in and out of men's breeches as headstrong and surprisingly modern feminist Eloise who turns up in Paris to make long-lost daddy D'Artagnan's day. The film really uses her as more of a plot device to get the Musketeers back together for the usual antics, and never takes itself too seriously, which only seems to give wings to what would otherwise be an interminable story about three old blokes gadding about on horseback pretending to be 23. The movie is worth a watch just for the quips: I don't think I've ever laughed quite so much while watching a sword fight.
Nevertheless, there's more than a dash of feminism mixed into the fun and it's nice to see a historical film where a number of women are at the centre of the plot and not just soft focus arm-candy at the sidelines.