3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
Mildly charming French love triangle.
xfile1971 from Northbrook, IL, USA
19 November 2005
Alice (Miou-Miou), a surgeon's assistant, leaves her husband and infant
son behind in Paris. Out in the countryside she falls in love with
Vincent and has two children with him. She never gets a divorce from
her first husband Phillippe and never marries her new lover.
Of course, we all know where this is heading. Eventually the two men
find out about each other and some soul-searching and craziness ensues.
What it lacks in originality is partially made up for with very likable
characters and quality acting.
Simon (Rachid Ferrache), Alice's 10-year-old son, is a genius and he is
given the best lines and situations in "My Other Husband". His
resourcefulness and political views(!) are hilarious to say the least.
However, the uneven script really lets the viewer down toward the
latter parts of the film. Without giving anything away, the makers of
the film ended up taking the easy way out rather than resolving this
love triangle in a satisfactory manner.
"My Other Husband" has a certain charm to it and I would recommend it
to anyone interested in a quality French romantic comedy. It's just
that the story arc follows the exact line you expect it to and, when
coupled with the disappointing ending, the film doesn't make much of an
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