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A scene from the movie Trophy Wife (Potiche)
Genre Comedy
Running Time 103 min
MPAA rating R (for some sexuality)
Release Date Mar 24, 2011
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Set in 1977 in a provincial French town, "Potiche" is a free adaptation of the 1970s eponymous hit comic play. Suzanne Pujol is a submissive, housebound 'trophy housewife' who steps in to manage the umbrella factory run by her wealthy and tyrannical husband after the workers go on strike and take him hostage. To everyone's surprise, Suzanne proves herself a competent and assertive woman of action. But, when her husband returns from a restful cruise in top form, things get complicated.

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April 8, 2011 - Boston.com - Ty Burr/Globe Staff

‘Potiche’’ is a bright, absurdly kitschy early-1970s costume party that director François Ozon has created in order to. . . Actually, it’s not clear why he created it. Possibly to give Catherine Deneuve something to do. There are worse reasons to make movies.

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