The acting is so heightened, and the script so thoroughly awful, that Dahan’s idea – his big and seemingly only one – can’t begin to stick. As the film ends, there’s just enough time for another couple of cue-cards from Jacobi (‘sincerity’, ‘regret’), followed by an ominous intertitle, printed in solemn white-on-black. “Grace Kelly never acted again,” it reads. As for this lot, we’ll see.
May 26, 2015