Unlikely affair has real appeal
AUDREY Tautou has almost used up all accrued goodwill as the go- to girl for feel- good French quirkery.
Remember, it has been more than a decade now since her Amelie breakthrough.
Nevertheless, her perky presence is enough to stop the floaty, feather- light premise of Delicacy from ever hitting the floor.
Tautou plays Nathalie, an office worker who – before fate intervened – was once perfectly content in the knowledge she had found her soul mate.
Years later, Nathalie has focused exclusively on her career. Not even the sleazy overtures of her boss are going to stop her from getting to where she wants to be.
That is until she impulsively plants a kiss on Markus ( Francois Damiens), a fellow employee who is Swedish and regarded around the water cooler as a bit of a doofus.
There is an ungainly chemistry shared by Tautou and Damiens that never wears out its welcome here.