Leonard is a writer. He has had great success with his novels based on his own experiences and romances. Alain is his publisher. They have a long time together and it hurts him to refuse his friend's new script. But Leonard does not sell as before. Books do not sell as before. Digitization has turned most of the book industry upside down and the blogger may have become more important than the author. It's time for self-examination.
Master director Olivier Assayas has made a playful, funny and arch-French film. Brilliant actors, with a formidable Juliette Binoche and a charming Guillaume Canet at the helm, enjoy themselves in a verbal boxing match in cafes and offices in Paris.