Nobody Else But You | Movie review
A mystery writer investigates the death of a Marilyn Monroe look-alike.
Much more so than last year’s empty-headed dress-up session My Week with Marilyn, this moody French detective yarn captures the glamour and sadness of the Monroe story—though it does so through a fictional, surrogate downfall. A crime novelist with writer’s block (Jean-Paul Rouve) begins investigating the supposed suicide of small-town weather girl, cheese-packaging model and Monroe look-alike Candice Lecoeur (Sophie Quinton). Steeped in its snowy, secluded milieu, the film splinters into parallel narratives, crosscutting between the makeshift gumshoe’s investigation and the victim’s sordid life story (which she narrates from beyond the grave). The mystery itself won’t blow any minds, but this is still a worthwhile attempt to transport an Ellroy-esque noir scenario to the frigid Gallic boonies.