Romantics Anonymous 2011 PG-13 CC

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A Tribeca Film. A delectable comedy about a gifted chocolate-maker with a case of paralyzing shyness who meets her soul mate when she gets a new job, but he too suffers from a similar affliction. French with English subtitles.

Starring:
Benoît Poelvoorde, Isabelle Carré
Runtime:
1 hour 19 minutes

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Romantics Anonymous

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Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Jean-Pierre Améris
Starring Benoît Poelvoorde, Isabelle Carré
Supporting actors Lorella Cravotta, Lise Lamétrie, Swann Arlaud, Pierre Niney, Stéphan Wojtowicz, Jacques Boudet, Alice Pol, Céline Duhamel, Philippe Fretun, Grégoire Ludig, Philippe Gaulé, Joëlle Séchaud, Isabelle Gruault, Claude Aufaure, Philippe Laudenbach, Marie-Christine Demarest, Pascal Ternisien, Jean-Yves Chatelais
Studio Tribeca Film
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Customer Reviews

Great little French movie, cute and quirky, not too long, and very funny.
D. Routen
I would recommend this to anyone looking for something light and funny, that leaves you smiling in the end, just like a good piece of chocolate!
A Curious Mind
I love the premise of this story; chocolate, chocolate confectionist, shy people in love.
mrsMimm

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Format: DVD
I have somewhat conflicted feelings about the French trifle "Romantics Anonymous." As a quirky romantic comedy, the film plays out exactly as you might anticipate. From a plotting standpoint, it offers little new. And yet, the film and its stars are just so likable and, dare I say, charming. Despite my intellectual reservations and the feeling that I'd seen this narrative a hundred times, I still was completely won over by the movie's eccentric sweetness. Is it a great movie? Is it a classic I will reflect on in a dozen years? Perhaps not. But for now, I will put aside my cynicism and admit it. I loved "Romantics Anonymous!" There, I've said it and I won't be ashamed any longer. My brain tells me this is a four star movie, but my heart is going all out with the highest recommendation. It's sweet, funny, and just odd enough to seem refreshingly different. And did I mention how charming it was? Maybe I've grown soft in my old age.

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?
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Tea&BookLover on August 22, 2012
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Five minutes into this film and I just knew I was going to buy it.

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!
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 13, 2011
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ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS (Les émotifs anonymes) is a wonder bit of French fluff that may seem like a little love story on the surface, but has a lot to say about our current state of relationships. Written (with Philippe Blasband) and directed by Jean-Pierre Améris this little film takes advantage of the fine comedic talents of the two stars and brings a supporting cast of of actors to the table who demonstrate how fine cameo roles can be polished.

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.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 3, 2013
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I'm so glad I decided to try this movie out. I'm not normally one for romantic comedies but this one was charming, and I wouldn't normally give this kind of movie five stars, but I can't bring myself to give this one fewer. Angélique and Jean-René are such endearing characters, quirky and sweet and, despite their loneliness and social awkwardness, rather courageous and determined people. The story is fanciful, a wonderful mix of humor and earnestness with a gentle touch of sadness and some exuberance thrown in for lively measure. This was such an enjoyable way to spend 79 minutes. I laughed out loud and the smile on my face is lingering long after the closing credits.
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