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Julia Louis-Dreyfus delights in HBO's 'Picture Paris'

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If you like Julia Louis-Dreyfus, you do not want to miss "Picture Paris," a quirky 30-minute film playing throughout the month on HBO.

The film about a middle-aged couple trying to navigate the life passage they face as their last child leaves for college is written and directed by Brad Hall, husband of Louis-Dreyfus. She is in virtually every frame and appears to be having loads of fun playing a woman who becomes obsessed with all things French.

At 30 minutes, don't expect a big film. This is more like a short story: smart, tightly-focused and deftly scripted. But thereal delight is watching Louis-Dreyfus, who won the Emmy for best comedic actress for "VEEP," have a half-hour of screen time to devour this role.

Above, check out my podcast preview of the show. I also discuss Louis-Dreyfus returning to Baltimore earlier this month to start filming the second season of "VEEP" with Armando Iannucci & Company.

The film plays at 3 and 11 p.m. Wednesday and Dec. 23, 26 and 29 on HBO. It also replays on HBO2 throughout December and January.


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