Oh little French film, you were so serious and slightly depressing. The old people in the audience, of which there were many, were complaining that the first third was so dark, as in filmed at night and outdoors, that they couldn't see what was happening. We get that Violette had a sad life and felt unloved, but there must have been some joy - not just misery. Best not to go and see it if you are depressed - a comedy it isn't.
Still it was a nice chance to catch up with a besties, eat a lovely salad and have some time out, but I have to say only a 2/5 for the movie.