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A Good Marriage (1982)

Le beau mariage (original title)
Sabine vows to give up married lovers, and is determined to find a good husband. Her best friend Clarisse introduces her to her cousin Edmond, a busy lawyer from Paris. Sabine pursues ... See full summary »

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Sabine
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Simon
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Clarisse
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Maryse, Antique Dealer
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Mother of Sabine
Sophie Renoir ...
Lise
Hervé Duhamel ...
Frédéric
Pascal Greggory ...
Nicolas
Virginie Thévenet ...
The Bride
Denise Bailly ...
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Vincent Gauthier ...
Claude
Anne Mercier ...
La secrétaire
Catherine Rethi ...
Cliente
Patrick Lambert ...
Voyageur
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Sabine vows to give up married lovers, and is determined to find a good husband. Her best friend Clarisse introduces her to her cousin Edmond, a busy lawyer from Paris. Sabine pursues Edmond, with the encouragement of Clarisse, but Edmond does not seem very interested. Written by Will Gilbert

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27 August 1982 (USA)  »

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The second of Rohmer's six-part Comedies et Proverbes series. See more »

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Not quite my favourite 'Rohmer', but it's definitely a worthwhile movie nonetheless...
15 April 2008 | by (Bangkok, Thailand) – See all my reviews

Frankly, this is not my favourite 'Rohmer': I far preferred Conte D'Hiver, Le Genou De Claire, & Signe Du Lion. Having said that, I still warmed to this quirky but engaging story about an independent, self absorbed, head strong, young lady of 25 who one day decides: enough's enough, it's time for marriage! And then...

Overall, it's a very watchable tale, and well worth your while if watching what happens to someone who suddenly decides it's time to settle down with the right one (i.e., he who she's yet to meet!) appeals to you. Rohmer, directs with mastery. And in saying so, I fear that in the hands of many an other director, I'd have not found the tale so satisfying to watch. Kudos too, must go to Ms Romand (from Rohmer's 'Claire's Knee' & 'Autumn Tale') for her playing the lead character so well. The casting & acting of the other actors was very good too.

Overall, I recommended Le Beau Marriage, with the caveat that it's definitely not a movie that everyone would like. I strongly recommend you read the promo blurb first, and ask yourself if such a story might appeal to you? And if so, by all means you should definitely watch it. For me... I enjoyed it enough to say it's worth - 7/10


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