Review: Michelle Pfeiffer fans won't be disappointed in French Exit

Hollywood queen Michelle Pfeiffer is back on the big screen in a new film called French Exit, a role which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.

New Zealand audiences can see why she so richly deserved that accolade with the film now showing here.

There is just something charmingly and disarmingly bonkers about French Exit and if that's your cup of pastis, then voila, this is the film for you.

The marvellous Pfeiffer dusts off her expensive furs, fixes us all with a withering look and cuts us to the core with her acerbic tongue. Frances Price is indeed one very unique woman.

Her days as the queen of the NY set are over, she's broke and must escape to Paris with her cat and her son and her remaining box of cash.

What they might discover there, about each other and themselves is anyone's guess and, refreshingly, it kept me guessing all the way through.

A curious oddity of a film, French Exit certainly won't be for everyone but get it in the right mood and the surreal dark comedy may well tickle the funny bone.

Pfeiffer fans will not be disappointed in her French Exit. She's an absolute delight offset tremendously by Lucas Hedges. A little bit weird, and a little bit wonderful.

Three-and-a-half stars.