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Genre Drama
Running Time 111 min
MPAA rating R (for a scene of sexuality)
Release Date Sep 6, 2013
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Spring, 1958: 21-year-old Rose Pamphyle lives with her grouchy widower father who runs the village store. Engaged to the son of the local mechanic, she seems destined for the quiet, drudgery-filled life of a housewife. But that's not the life Rose longs for. When she travels to Lisieux in Normandy, where charismatic insurance agency boss Louis Echard is advertising for a secretary, the ensuing interview is a disaster. But Rose reveals a special gift - she can type at extraordinary speed. Unwittingly,… Show more

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September 12, 2013 - Boston.com - Peter Keough, Globe Correspondent

Speed-typing competitions prove just as exciting as you’d expect in this shaggy-dog effort, despite strained efforts to tart them up with the trappings of a gaudy ’50s rom-com. A gauche young woman from the sticks demonstrates unique talent at the keyboard, resulting in a “Pygmalion”-like romance, a “Rocky”-style competition, and a lot of funny clothes and hairstyles.

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