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Review: 'Rapt' Succumbs To Derivative Plotlines & Insubstantial Moments

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • July 9, 2011 2:18 AM
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Where do we start with Stanislas Graff? Played with quiet confidence by Yvan Attal, the man is the chairman of a seriously lucrative business, well-respected by his peers. A loving family surround him, fit with two admiring teenage daughters and a wife that doesn't think sleeping in a separate room is a red flag of any sort. In secret, Graff is a heavy gambler and we're treated to a brief snippet of the showboat at a grimy poker game. And, just like any wealthy male in a film like this, he's got a separate flat where he sees whatever mistress he's currently shagging. Director Lucas Belvaux establishes the whole of this guy efficiently, moving along quickly and displaying the character's ability to keep everything separate while also making it feel very routine -- he's a busy man, but he's a comfortable one.

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