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Nobody Else But You (DVD Review)

13 Oct, 2012 By: Ashley Ratcliff

Street 10/16/12
First Run
Box Office $0.04 million
$27.95 DVD
Not rated.
In French with English subtitles.

Bestselling crime author David Rousseau (Jean-Paul Rouve) is looking for inspiration for his next book, and what a coincidence that he finds himself in the town of Mouthe, France, as the hamlet’s beloved starlet is found dead.

Viewers may be thrown off a bit when ingénue Candice Lecoeur (Sophie Quinton) begins narrating her story posthumously, but her fragmented insights aid us in unlocking the mysteries surrounding her death. At first glance, it appears that Candice has committed suicide, but as Rousseau probes further he begins to see that something’s amiss.

The borderline obsessed writer goes through great lengths to get information about Candice, including sneaking into the hospital morgue and examining her corpse, and breaking into her apartment and locating a stash of diaries. In those instances, the cops catch Rousseau, but fortunately, he finds an ally in a helpful policeman (Guillaume Gouix), whom, despite his superior’s warnings, gives the writer additional information as it comes to him.

It’s through Candice’s unfettered journal entries, and a conversation with her psychologist (Arsinée Khanjian), that Rousseau learns the blond model-actress believed she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe.

Nobody Else But You keeps viewers engaged until the end as the novelist does impressive detective work, for an amateur. Though slow at times, the filmmakers find ways to interject humor, while Rouve and Quinton both dazzle viewers with their compelling performances.

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