If you watch the trailer for the Frenchie thriller A Girl Cut In Two waiting for a Saw-like denouement that's a literal interpretation of the title, you will be waiting a long time. Sadly (for some I imagine), there is no dismemberment to be seen. To make up for it, we've been supplied with every single cliché you can think of when you imagine "French movie" -- a hot young French chick in the lead role (in this case Ludivine Sagnier), a love triangle that emphasizes (for those of us who are retarded) just how evolved and non-Puritanical those French are when it comes to sexual mores, some pervy subtitled dialogue and the familiar swell of opera music which is the universal signifier that something really dramatic is going to happen!
It's a cinematic formula as old as 35 mm film, which isn't to say it's incapable of being a worthwhile theater-going experience, especially if you're into watching sexy French people parade around in peacock costumes and get kinky (and who isn't?). If there's someone in your life that you feel like seducing, you could do worse than suggesting a bottle of wine and a matinee of this jammie. Otherwise, it might serve just as well as a wait-for-the-DVD situation if you're hankering for a high-brow alternative to Skinemax.