French Film (15)

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Comedy

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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>2</span>/5

User ratings:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>5</span>/5
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Time Out says

Tue May 12 2009

Not a good film by a long stretch, but there’s something so harmless about this debut directorial effort (from a script by Aschlin ‘Scenes of a Sexual Nature’ Ditta) that to pull it apart would be like savaging a child’s first attempt at storywriting. Ditta’s awkward script contrasts the lives of two young, comfortable north London couples – both going through relationship crises – with the musings on l’amour of a French film director, played by Eric Cantona, whom one of the four, a journalist, is charged with interviewing.

The film trips merrily through upscale locations and finds its feet after some shaky beginnings as director and writer try hard to justify their odd concept. Cantona’s waffling is mildly amusing; the cast, including the always-genial Anne-Marie Duff, do a fair job; and there are moments of truth to do with deluded relationships. But the attempt to contrast ‘French’ and ‘British’ attitudes is no more than a red herring.
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Release details

Rated:

15

UK release:

Fri May 15, 2009

Duration:

87 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Jackie Oudney

Cast:

Anne-Marie Duff, Eric Cantona, Hugh Bonneville

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Jack Angelo

Enjoyed the film and agree with pos comments above. Trying to find soundtrack - can anyone help?

Roget

This is a delightful, warm, life-affirming film and well worth watching. Why do reviewers always expect a film to have "meaning"?

Roget

This is a delightful, warm, life-affirming film and well worth watching. Why do reviewers always expect a film to have "meaning"?

Ken Yee

Disliked and dismissed by various british critics, much appreciated by three user reviewers, selected winner at Monte Carlo. Viewers obviously have different values in play when films are either examined or visited. It isn't just the eyes of the beholder, perhaps also the specs being worn at the time? Speaking from overseas, I find the film true at various personal levels and true to research in the field of love. Hope to use it to continue thinking about the subject and teaching about the subject.

Ken Yee

Disliked and dismissed by various british critics, much appreciated by three user reviewers, selected winner at Monte Carlo. Viewers obviously have different values in play when films are either examined or visited. It isn't just the eyes of the beholder, perhaps also the specs being worn at the time? Speaking from overseas, I find the film true at various personal levels and true to research in the field of love. Hope to use it to continue thinking about the subject and teaching about the subject.

paulo

A sweet film with enjoyable performances. Some good laugh out loud moments.

paulo

A sweet film with enjoyable performances. Some good laugh out loud moments.