Michelle Pfeiffer stars in this Azazel Jacobs film about a wealthy socialite who finds herself penniless and homeless—forced to squat in a friend’s Paris apartment alongside her early-20s son (Lucas Hedges). There’s a distinct Whit Stillman air to the goings-on (particularly the whimsical screenplay by Patrick DeWitt, based on his novel), and Pfeiffer proves that she hasn’t lost a step since her Fabulous Baker Boys days. The highly stylized approach may not suit everyone’s palate, but if you can just let yourself slip into the rhythm of the film, it breezes right along.

4/5 stars