Once in a lullaby
Laura soon decides that an older, more roguish music critic (Benjamin Biolay) has more to offer in the way of oomph.
Other stories spin round Laura and her lovers. Her aunt (Agnes Jaoui), is taking driving lessons from Sandro’s father (Jean-Pierre Bacri). The latter, though he pretends otherwise, can’t stop thinking about a clairvoyant’s recent prediction of his death date.
Under the Rainbow is a stylistically uneven film, flighty one minute, fantastic the next, it has a fidgetiness to it that too often becomes irritating. Yet the intertwining of the two generations is nicely carried off by a cast not short on charm and verve. So, yes, it’s quirky, but not intolerably so.