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Based on a True Story, film review: Polanski's creativity is lacking

Roman Polanski’s Based on a True Story is a jauntily told tale about the writing process. It’s adapted by Personal Shopper director Olivier Assayas from a novel by Delphine De Vigan and has the theatrical quality of the late-career Polanski adaptations of Carnage and Venus in Fur. Sadly it’s not as good as either.