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Jean-Rene (Benoit Poelvoorde, Coco Before Chanel) is the boss of a chocolate factory and Angelique (Isabelle Carre, Private Fears in Public Places) is a talented chocolate maker. They are both emotionally-challenged people. Drawn together through a shared passion for chocolate, Jean-Rene and Angelique fall in love, but neither is able to express how they feel. Sadly, their crippling shyness is driving them apart. But eventually, they manage to overcome their lack of self-confidence, and risk baring their true feelings.
For those who love modern French rom-coms, Carre is delightful… a delectable comedy. --MonstersandCritics.com
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Jean-Pierre Ameris' film introduces us to a pair of central characters with enough quirks and nervous tics to make one wonder how they've achieved any success in the modern world. When playing up movie eccentricity, many comedy films overburden their story lines with contrivance. "Romantics Anonymous" walks a fine line without disengaging the audience, and this dance of social ineptitude delivers genuine sweetness and amusement. Benoit Poelvoorde plays the head of a chocolate factory that has fallen on hard times. In addition to his business dilemma, he is battling an inability to really connect with others in a meaningful way. Isabelle Carre plays a talented candy maker riddled with shyness and an emotional sensitivity that causes her to "feel too much." When she gets a job at the factory, might she be its unwitting savior?Read more ›
The lead characters are very likable. As are the supporting characters. It is beautifully made and it keeps a very 'light and bright' atmosphere throughout. The storyline is entertaining and different. Not your average 'meet and fall in love' movie.
We found ourselves laughing several times throughout the movie.
Since it is rated NR for now, I will let you know there is no nudity. There is one semi-sex scene in the movie when the lead character walks into her apartment and two visitors are using her apartment. No nudity, but a few seconds of sexual noise and action. Not enough that I didn't let my teen watch it. I say all that just in case there are parents who are wondering about the NR rating and allowing their children to see it.
I was sad when the movie ended because it was such a happy carefree movie to watch. Very enjoyable!
Angélique Delange (the perky, multitalented Isabelle Carré) cannot cope with relating to people: she is a shy young student in a chocolate class taught by M. Mercier (Claude Aufaure) who rises to the top of her class as a chocolatier winning employment in the finest chocolate business in France when suddenly M. Mercier dies. Angélique is without a job and is terrified of interviewing (she belongs to a group therapy session called Romantics Anonymous where the group shares their flaws in relating to people. She sees and interview slot for a candy business owned by Jean-René Van Den Hugde (Benoît Poelvoorde) - a man who is terrified of women as he works through sessions with his therapist (Stéphan Wojtowicz). Angélique's interview goes well and she is hired on the spot - as a sales rep!
Through a series of trial and error Angélique wins the friendship of the small staff (Lorella Cravotta, Lise Lamétrie, Swann Arlaud, and Pierre Niney) who understand the business is going bankrupt and together they stage a lessons on chocolate making that results is the staff learning all the secrets for the now defunct Mercier Chocolates.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very enjoyable, for the heart and the mind -- somewhat of a farse, but also touching, and believe I even learned a thing or two about people.Published 3 days ago by RUBEN M
This movie was so sweet, creative, and heart warming! I love the awkwardness of this romantic comedy!Published 10 days ago by Rachel M. Campbell