A recent Oscar nominee for best animated feature, director Sylvain Chomet's ("The Triplets of Belleville") French-English co-production - based on a Jacques Tati story, which the veteran talent wrote for his daughter - takes an out-of-work magician into a surprising encounter with a young woman.
He's forever seeking an audience for his skills, and she provides one ... but neither realizes the deeper impact each ultimately will have on the other. DVD extras: two "making-of" documentaries. *** (PG: AS) (Also on Blu-ray)
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