Many regard the satirically inclined writer-director-star Agnès Jaoui (Le Goût des Autres) as a European equivalent of Woody Allen. The cerebral comedy Let It Rain represents Jaoui's third effort in the said capacities, and finds her juggling preoccupations with gender politics and class differences. Here, she plays Agathe Villanova, a feminist author with political plans who heads off to the summer residence of her early years to address some unfinished family business with her sister, Florence (Pascale Arbillot). Once there, her path crisscrosses with two documentarists shooting a film about powerful women -- Karim (Jamel Debbouze) and Michel (Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jaoui's off-camera husband and creative partner, who co-authored the script with her). She agrees to be interviewed for the film, leading to a series of arguments between Karim and Michel about how best to film her; meanwhile, Agnes offers to help Karim out by setting up a job for him, little recognizing the complications that this will yield. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
A disappointment. First of all, it was almost impossible to follow as the subtitles vanished before one could finish reading half of the print. I fell asleep several times, as the story (?) didn't hold my interest. In general, what was supposed to be funny or satirical, simply wasn't. The few good lines weren't enough to recommend seeing the film. I rarely quit a film before the end, but I did consider it several times (that is, while I was awake). What was the point of the story?
For one thing, I didn't see any parts of this movie that was funny. I thought it was more of a drama about politics. The movie tried to follow the lives of the three main characters as they get together for an interview. The plot really never took off and after reading the movie for close to two hrs, it wasn't worth the time.