I was really excited to see this film. The beginning is great, very modern. It’s been compared to Woody Allen’s Manhattan. If it were a music video, I’d watch it every time it came on.
Once the story develops though, you are basically left with this concept: Women who say no really mean yes. Or, should I say, oui. There are a couple of corollaries, if a guy stalks you and says threatening things, he’s really nice underneath. Also, if a guy humiliates you in front of others and make you cry, he’s a good guy too. Take your love advise from this movie and you’ll wind up dead and buried under a building somewhere.
There are other subplots and some nice moments, but this isn’t one I’d watch again. (Though Juliet Binoche is fabulous as always.)
If you want a taste of Paris without going there (or sitting through this) watch the trailer. It’s just the right length and very charming.
- Rated: NR
- Release Date: 2007
- Directed by: Cedric Klapisch
- Starring: Albert Dupontel, Fabrice Luchini, Francois Cluzet, Gilles Lellouche, Juliette Binoche, Karin Viard, Melanie Laurent, Romain Duris
- Produced by: Bruno Levy
- Written by: Cedric Klapisch
- Studio: Ce Qui Me Meut, France 2 Cinema, Studio Canal