Lulu femme nue (2013)
Lulu femme nue (2013) is a French comedy-drama about the midlife crisis of a housewife who runs away from her home & kids while travelling outstation for a job interview. Even with brilliant acting by the protagonist Lulu, because the film feels familiar throughout, it fails to jazz you. Still, it is a good watch due to its simplicity. It is available for free viewing from the Institut francais website till the 10th of April 2021.
Karin Viard plays Lucie (Lulu) who has three kids and a loveless marriage. One day she is in an outstation town appearing for a job interview, where she gets rejected. Due to some minor mishaps, she misses her train to go back. One thing leads to another and she goes incognito away from her family for several days. The people she meets on her nomadic trip changes her outlook on life.
While we are able to feel the anguish of Lulu, we are unable to relate to her more as we are shown very little about her family back home. Also, the characters she meets on her trip are mostly predictable offering little suspense for the audience.