He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (2002)

Director: Laetitia Colombani

Now Available to Own


 It's hard to imagine Amelie's adorable waif, Audrey Tautou going all Glenn Close Fatal Attraction but she manages to try-- not too terribly convinvingly-- for at least half of this creepy little import. The film works well on a purely film student level illustrating the subjectiveness and depection that can arise from clever editing, camera trickery and the medium of cinema. For the first portion of the film, Tautou's lovesick art student chases and satisfies every impulse in her affair with a happily married heart surgeon. In the second half of the film, the tables are turned from “she said” to “he said” and we see things from the doctor's perspective with the viewer quickly realizing Tautou is a dangerous coed cutie with an erotomaniac disorder and frightening crush on a perfect stranger. An unsettling film to be certain but it seems a bit cheap and manipulative at times and Tautou wouldn’t be my top choice to play the stalker.