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Entertaining but not well structured
on 7 July 2011
This is billed as the French 'Shakespeare in Love', but it falls rather short of that!
Another reviewer criticised the fact that it is almost all told as a prolonged flashback. I agree. It's totally unnecessary. A straightforward telling of this very funny apocryphal tale of young Molière learning his craft and developing his future plots and character ideas while threading his way through his own entanglements would have been enough to stand on its own.
Fabulous settings, costumes and acting, just a shame about the structure.
Definitely worth watching, though!