Rock'n Roll

France 2017
In French with English subtitles
123 min
Suitable for audiences of all ages
Director: Guillaume Canet
Screenplay: Guillaume Canet, Rodolphe Lauga, Philippe Lefebvre
Cast: Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Gilles Lellouche, Johnny Hallyday, Yvan Attal
Production: Alain Attal / Les Productions du Tresor
Print Source: The Festival Agency

Featuring Canet as himself and real-life partner Marion Cotillard as herself, along with a cast of cameoing local talents, this slyly conceived midlife crisis comedy follows the 42-year-old star on a long and destructive ego trip that goes from funny to downright bananas over the course of two somewhat overstretched hours. There’s plenty to chew on for French film fans, who are sure to appreciate all the inside jokes about their industry, although Canet and Cotillard’s earnest and at times hilarious performances could help push this very Gallic affair into overseas markets.

French actor-director Guillaume Canet’s latest movie, Rock’n Roll, takes the self-deprecating — or is that self-aggrandizing? — celebrity satire genre to new extremes.

Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter