"This period romcom is perfectly modulated for the talents of Jean Dujardin, the Oscar-winning star of The Artist.
Again playing a handsome pretender, Dujardin stars as a Napoleonic-era Lothario, Captain Neuville, who fails to write to his new fiancée, Pauline, so Pauline's older sister Elisabeth (Mélanie Laurent, Inglourious Basterds) steps in,
Cyrano-like, to invent his letters from the front. When Neuville returns to town in disgrace, Elisabeth must do some fast rewriting.
There are shades of Pride and Prejudice in the latest film from writer-director Laurent Tirard (The Story of My Life, Molière), not least in the naming of its heroine, and the film is a delight from start to finish."