Change of Plans
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The all-star cast includes Emmanuelle Seigner (The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, La Vie En Rose), Marina Hands (Lady Chatterley, The Barbarian Invasions), and Dany Boon (My Best Friend, Joyeux Noel). Cleverly jumping back and forth in time to reveal how subtle decisions can alter your life, Change Of Plans shows how dangerous and exciting even a simple dinner party can really be.
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The film starts with a group of friends that get together for dinner. This is incredibly French, they plan for a long time for the dinner, the host cooks and prepares for a long time, who is invited and will they bring a guest, who sits next to who is critical, and finally the dinner conversation is fast furious and interesting. I've lived many of these dinners and absolutely love them. And the first annual dinner is absolutely charming.
The dinner turns out to be an annual thing. The director does a really poor job communicating that a year has passed (well except the second dinner, there is a title that says one year later). And, as you might guess, this one is sleeping with that one, and that one loves that one, and this one is being snubbed by that one - all the personalities get in the way. And then something that completely confused me (I hope I wasn't dreaming) one of the characters ends up in a wheel chair. But yet, wait, she isn't in the next scene. Then she is. Then she isn't. Then she is. Then she isn't. I guess it was this point when the film jumped the shark for me.
The acting is beautiful; these are all skilled French actors that are wonderful to watch. The women are all beautiful in their unique way. The men are nice looking, but not too nice. Generally, this is a pleasant film to watch, the eye candy is good.
The English title is a bit odd, or doesn't really communicate something that runs over and over in this film. Change of Plans is a good name for people just missing an opportunity with somebody else.Read more ›
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I absolutley love this movie, first french movie i have watched, now i am addicted. Very good and funny and messed up people.Published on June 30, 2013 by pickwick63