Film review: Anything for Her and The Necessities of Life

By David Larsen In Film

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24th April, 2010
The title of Fred Cavayé's taut, beautifully constructed thriller Pour Elle translates simply as "for her". In English-language markets, this has been amended to Anything for Her. The assessment of English-language audiences implicit in that little tweak is not flattering. The title "For Her" has a slight Hallmark-card earnestness to it; appropriately, because the film is about a 40-something school teacher head-over-heels in love with his much younger wife. But the question of exactly what he might be willing to do for her is left wide open, and becomes pressing a few ...

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