May 07, 2021

Personal Shopper is a 2016 classic French thriller and was about Maureen (Kristen Stewart) who was contracted as a personal shopper for a celebrity and her job description entails traveling around the European Union in search of clothes and accessories for her boss.

The film was written and directed by Olivier Assayas while it was produced by Charles Gilbert. Although Personal Shopper is a French film but it was acted in English and was first released at the Cannes on 17th of May 2016 and again in France on the 14th of December 2016.

Directed by Olivier Assayas

Produced by Charles Gillibert

Written by Olivier Assayas

Cinematography by Yorick Le Saux

Edited by Marion Monnier

Distributed by Les Films du Losange

Production Company CG Cinema, Vortex Sutra, Detailfilm, Sirena Film, Arte France Cinema and Arte Deutchland/WDR

The Cast

Kristen Stewart (as Maureen Cartwright), Lars Eidinger (as Ingo), Nora von Waldstatten (as Kyra Anders), Danielsen Lie (as Erwin), Sigrid Bouaziz (as Lara), Ty Olwin (as Gary), Audrey Bonnet (as Cassandre), Pascal Rambert (as Jerome), Hammou Graia (as Police Officer), Benjamin Biolay (as Victor Hugo)

The Plot

Maureen Cartwright (Kristen Stewart) got a job as a personal shopper for Kyra (Nora von Waldstatten) who was a celebrity in Paris. She was assigned to always be on the lookout shopping for her boss and the death of her twin brother made things pretty difficult for her.

Lewis died from heart attack and while he was alive, both of them believed in the existence of a spirit world, so Maureen believed that Lewis would still be able to communicate with her from the afterworld.

Her faith paid off soon as Lewis’s ghost began to appear to her or was it an illusion as it wasn’t really clear enough. Her boss Kyra was murdered in cold blood and the police arrived to conduct investigation. A lot of things where shrouded in mystery and only the truth shall unravel it.

Budget & Box Office

While $1 million was spent in the production of the movie, it was able to generate $2 million and was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival where it was equally nominated for the Palme d’Or awards. The movie ran for 110 minutes.

Personal Shopper was received in good light by the public and was giving a five star rating by The Guardian.

On Rotten Tomatoes, it received a score of 79% from 217 reviews while the average rating was 7.2 out of 10.

Also on Metacritic, the film garnered a positive rating 78% over 100, despite its relative good showing, Personal Shopper received a thumps down at the Cannes Film Festival during its initial screening.

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