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'Chinese Puzzle' a buoyant and bittersweet romantic adventure
'Chinese Puzzle' a buoyant and bittersweet romantic adventure

Cédric Klapisch's shiny, happy chronicle of globalization, as seen through the travels of a Parisian writer played by the ever-charismatic Romain Duris, gets a New York chapter in "Chinese Puzzle." The romantic adventure concludes a trilogy that began in 2002 with "L'Auberge Espagnole," an effervescent ode to pan-European optimism, and continued with the less endearing "Russian Dolls." Klapisch's latest reunites the central quartet of actors from the previous films — Audrey Tautou, Cécile de France and Kelly Reilly star alongside Duris. Like its predecessors, "Chinese Puzzle" is overlong and more piffle than work of...

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