Deneuve plays over-60 ex-beauty queen Bettie. Jilted by her lover, harangued by her busybody mother, and about to lose the family seafood restaurant, Bettie gets in the car for a drive and ends up on a grand adventure. On the go, she runs into a string of mostly nice oddballs, picks up a sidekick -- her rambunctious grandson Charly (played by Nemo Schiffman), from her troubled estranged daughter (played by singer Camille) -- and charms her way across France, all the while bumming cigarettes from what seems like most of the countrys residents. Bercot, who wrote and directed 2005s Backstage and was co-writer of 2011s Polisse, gives us a lovers view of the slowly fading beauty -- the camera lingers affectionately on Deneuves hair, face, eyes, arms and polished toenails, and a young lover (Paul Hamy) remarks how he envisions her younger self while they are intimate.
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