RUSSIAN DOLLS marks one of those rare occasions where I sit down expecting to be bored to tears only to find myself fully engaged and having a great time. I never would have thought a movie about some random French guy having affairs with numerous women could be this entertaining, but apparently it can. For the most part, it's just fluffy fun, injected with a wonderfully colorful sense of style. But, there's also some depth and heart to be found once you get past the non-stop amusing antics. Granted, the film goes on for a way too long, but I was never in a hurry for it to finish.
An interesting thing to note about the movie is the strange pacing and storytelling. There's no real clear-cut narrative. The film just sort of hops along between different countries, love interests, and subplots, never letting us know what's going to happen next or who Xavier (the French bloke) might end up with. But that's part of the fun - it's chaotic, just like life.