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The lovers are played by Christine Barrault (nominated for an Oscar) and Victor Lanoux. Although they are fun and likable characters, most of the comedy in this film emanates from the performances of the actors who play their respective spouses. Guy Marchand plays Barrault's husband as a cranky and pathetic Cassanova whose philandering lifestyle is cramped by his inability to cope with his wife's sudden infidelity. Marie-France Pisier, as Lanoux's neurotic airhead wife, subtly steals each scene in which she appears; when a character introduces themselves with the revelation that the only time they have ever been happy was during hypnotherapy, you know that interesting moments are ahead. And for what it is worth Pisier is breathtakingly beautiful.Read more ›
The two leads really do have remarkable on screen chemistry, the main thing going for this film, but this slight and shallow film doesn't ring the least bit true to life. Frankly, I was a little horrified to see the filmmakers show the children smiling gleefully (Hollywood happy ending) as the leads run off with one each other on Christmas Day - when was the last time you saw children handing separation and divorce that way? Far imperfect, but it has its charms. A better script might have made for a bitter-sweet classic.
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A silly mid-life love affair turns into the real thing:
with bells and whistles.
The movie is well acted, but slow;
sometimes funny in a sort of disfunctional family... Read more
I saw this movie, many years ago, on a cable network, and I can honestly say that its my favorite foreign (french) film - no doubt. Read morePublished on February 11, 2006 by Mr. Z.
As much as I like foreign films and reading reviews. I was misled by positive reviews for this movie. Read morePublished on April 21, 2001 by Paul in Cleveland