Even the great Isabelle Huppert can have a misfire, it seems. In this drama, she plays a former singer who narrowly missed Eurovision greatness. Now, 30 years later, she toils in a pâté factory, comfortable with the drudge work and obscurity punctuated with shots of numbing booze. Huppert is impressive, up to a point. The point being when, prompted by a 21-year-old co-worker, she returns to the stage. For all the sparkly sheath dresses and camp torch songs, she simply fails to convince as a pop singer.
Wendy Ide is the Observer's chief film critic