This multilingual (French, English, Russian) movie is too slow to maximize suspense and the plot seems overly complicated to me (no guideline at all).
I went with 2 friends and we were laughing almost during the entire film because of its ridiculous scenes. Personally, I find it difficult to accept Jean Dujardin as a serious performer anyhow. I think his acting always is a bit funny and reminds me of OSS 117 (which is one of my favorite movies) or Brice de Nice. For me, Dujardin will remain a comedian primarily.( A good one , of course)
The only thing I personally liked about this film was its attractive locations (Monaco, Cape d’Antibe, Moscow), luxury hotels, and restaurants, as well as the deluxe clubs with strip acts (the bars were called ”Destiny” and ”Apocalypse”, inspired by the 90s style). Indeed, one could think that the whole movie is from the 90es.
Although, I felt a little emotional during the movie, because of Dujardin, who is incredibly handsome and so grievous, his role is too sensitive. In a way, I find it impossible not to feel sympathy for him.
Cécile de France is quite exagerating in her role as Alice, a autonomous woman who strongly falls in love with Lioubov (Dujardin).
I suggest that if you want to see Dujardin (because you like him) go and see the film. On the other hand, if you want to see a good movie, this is probably not the one I’d suggest!