Louise (Ogier) is a young professional working at an interior design firm in Paris. She lives in a soulless suburb with her macho boyfriend Remi (Karyo), and misses her single, city lifestyle. Convincing Remi that she needs some alone time, she takes a pied-à-terre in town and spends Friday nights partying with her married friend Octave (Luchini). A one-night stand with a young musician causes her to re-evaluate her life choices.
French New Wave director Rohmer follows up “Pauline at the Beach” with the fourth installment in his “Comedies and Proverbs” series. Ogier, with her bird-like face and imploring eyes, makes a compelling protagonist, flighty yet fun, a young woman in search of herself. And Luchini is marvelously droll as the aloof Octave. With simple framing and clear-eyed observation, Rohmer proves himself once again master of the bewildering push and pull of modern day romance.