Despite tepid and even terrible reviews coming in from film critics, the first report I’ve received from the Cannes Film Festival today tells me Sony/Imagine’s The Da Vinci Code received a standing ovation at the end of its official world premiere. (Clearly there’s no accounting for taste within that VIP audience.) There was one point during the screening, I’ve learned, when audiences did snicker (Semi-Spoiler Alert): When Hanks (aka Robert Langdon) tells Audrey Tautou (aka Sophie Neveu) who her true ancestors were. But no one walked out in the middle, which the Cannes crowd is wont to do if they hate a movie. The black-tie premiere brought out the stars of the film — Hanks, Tautou, Hanks made a point of meeting and greeting (and talking) to two priests in the audience. With the pair located at opposite ends of the theatre, Hanks had all eyes on him as he had to wend his way around the theatre to get to them. More as it comes in…
Da Vinci Code's Cannes World Premiere: French Say Oui! While Critics Say Non!
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