In 1962 Bo Diddley had his last record chart hit with a song written by American blues musician Willie Dixon it was called ‘You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover’ and this song title is an apt description of Q (2011). In his so-called erotic thriller French film director Laurent Bouhnik uses the current economic crises as a very unconvincing backdrop to the lives of a group of unlikable teenagers.
When 20 year-old Cecile (Deborah Revy) enters there lives “their deepest-felt sexual urges are unleashed and their worlds changed for ever” as I said don’t always believe what you read, especially on DVD covers. Yes there is un-simulated sex but its dull and unimaginative, far too polished. If its erotica with some backbone and depth then I would suggest you watch any of Catherine Breillat body of work. The nearest this complete mess gets to ‘depth’ is when Cecile throws her fathers ashes out of a car window! My advice is to give this mind numbing drivel a wide berth.