So, my exciting news is that I finally joined most of the internet-having world and got Netflix. Which it turns out is great for watching films that you kind of wanted to see, but didn’t get round to at the time, but will watch now because the one you really want to watch isn’t actually on Netflix… In this case, I wanted to watch Heartbreaker (L’Arnacoeur) which is a really enjoyable French rom-com, but – as I’m finding increasingly unsurprising – they didn’t have it, but did suggest the similarly charming Priceless.
Priceless follows the ridiculously gorgeous Audrey Tautou as a gold-digger trying to secure herself a life of Chanel dresses and champagne. On holiday with her much older boyfriend, she mistakes a sweetly socially inept bartender (Gad Elmaleh) for a younger, richer target, and through a series of amusing circumstances the two find themselves battling to out-do each other in the world of ‘old money’. Although predictable, this light-hearted comedy is funny and stylish enough, set in stunning hotels along the French Riviera, but I found it difficult to feel a connection with any of the openly manipulative – or naïve – characters, which means I probably won’t go back and re-watch it.
Tautou’s character is all about slinky dresses, heels, and a chicly dishevelled up-do. In-keeping with the Riviera glamour, she is never underdressed, and, although not practical for every day, does inspire some eye-catching evening looks. So, if you’re not afraid of a low neckline, or making an entrance, here are my pick of the best high-street dresses to help you bag yourself a billionaire – or just the cute bartender…
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- Gold accessories
- Chain details
- One colour
- Plunging neckline, or bare shoulders
For the film: 3/5
For the fashion: 3/5