"Cheri" takes place in turn of the century Belle Epoque Paris.The sensational tale begins as the ravishing Lea (Michelle Pfeiffer) contemplates retirement from her renowned stature as Paris’s most envied seductress to the rich and famous. Her plans are cut short when she is approached by a former courtesan and arch rival, the barb-throwing gossip Charlotte Peloux (Kathy Bates), who encourages Lea to teach her disaffected 19 year-old son— a bon vivant nicknamed “Chéri” (Rupert Friend) — a thing or two about women.
The resulting escapades involve power struggles over sex, money, age and society – and unexpectedly, love itself — as a boy who refuses to grow up collides with a woman who realizes she cannot stay young forever.
It would appear that the strugges haven't changed very much throughout the years. Aren't we still faced with exactly the same challenges – sex, money, age and society?
I will be attending the preview screening of "Cheri" in New York. I will also be participating in a panel discussion after the movie. Please stay tuned because in a few days I will be telling you how to attend a screening in a city near you.