I bought this DVD as it had received a good review in the newspaper. I watched for 45 painful minutes before ejecting it from the DVD player. It is slow, dated and the characters are REALLY annoying. Not one of the characters is appealing. The portrayal of young Parisians as hedomistic, uber-wealthy, slightly bored types spiralling towards an inevitable bad ending can't be entertainment...can it? Even the character of the bookshop owner seemed far fetched. Abominable - I have given it to a very good charity shop.