7.7/10
2,619
15 user 15 critic

Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987)

L'ami de mon amie (original title)
In Paris outskirts Blanche, a young clerk, befriends Lea, a girl livelier than she is. Lea is going steady with Fabien who is a friend to Alexandre who is going steady with Adrienne but is ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Louise, a young woman, who recently finished her studies in arts, is working as a interior decorator trainee. Playing the game of seduction, her life becomes more and more complicated.

Director: Éric Rohmer
Stars: Pascale Ogier, Tchéky Karyo, Fabrice Luchini
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young student is devastated when he finds that his girlfriend is cheating on him. In order to find out why she did it, he decides to spy on her and her lover.

Director: Éric Rohmer
Stars: Philippe Marlaud, Marie Rivière, Anne-Laure Meury
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Marion is about to divorce from her husband and takes her 15-year-old niece Pauline on a vacation to Granville. She meets an old love...

Director: Éric Rohmer
Stars: Amanda Langlet, Arielle Dombasle, Pascal Greggory
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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 »

Director: Éric Rohmer
Stars: Béatrice Romand, André Dussollier, Féodor Atkine
Summer (1986)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

It's July, and Delphine has nowhere to go for the summer. She feels very bored and "empty", but this won't last; one day she accidently meets someone who seems to be totally made for her...

Director: Éric Rohmer
Stars: Marie Rivière, Vincent Gauthier, Amira Chemakhi
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Simple conversations engender complicated human interactions. Jeanne is open and even-tempered, a philosophy teacher at a lycée. Her fiancé is away and she doesn't want to stay at his messy... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer
Stars: Anne Teyssèdre, Hugues Quester, Florence Darel
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Reinette and Mirabelle are two young girls. Reinette lives in the countryside, Mirabelle in Paris. They meet during a holiday of Mirabelle in the country, when Reinette helps her to repair ... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer
Stars: Joëlle Miquel, Jessica Forde, Mr. Housseau
Autumn Tale (1998)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Magali, 45, is a wine producer in the south of France. She's a widow, and her best friend, Isabelle, decides to find her a new husband. She puts an ad in the local newspaper and finds a ... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer
Stars: Marie Rivière, Béatrice Romand, Alain Libolt
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Felicie and Charles have a serious if whirlwind holiday romance. Due to a mix-up on addresses they lose contact, and five years later at Christmas-time Felicie is living with her mother in ... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer
Stars: Charlotte Véry, Frédéric van den Driessche, Michel Voletti
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Three stories of love and coincidence around the theme of dates in Paris.

Director: Éric Rohmer
Stars: Clara Bellar, Antoine Basler, Mathias Mégard
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A shy maths graduate takes a holiday in Dinard before starting his first job. He hopes his sort-of girlfriend will join him, but soon strikes up a friendship with another girl working in ... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer
Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Amanda Langlet, Gwenaëlle Simon
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In 1992, the socialist mayor of a little French town with the help of his contacts in Paris get the money to build a multimedia house. But the socialist party lose his majority in the ... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer
Stars: Pascal Greggory, Arielle Dombasle, Fabrice Luchini
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Emmanuelle Chaulet ...
Blanche
Sophie Renoir ...
Lea
Anne-Laure Meury ...
Adrienne
Eric Viellard ...
Fabien
François-Eric Gendron ...
Alexandre
Edit

Storyline

In Paris outskirts Blanche, a young clerk, befriends Lea, a girl livelier than she is. Lea is going steady with Fabien who is a friend to Alexandre who is going steady with Adrienne but is however loved by Blanche. Somehow a way has to be found to get out of this emotional chaos! Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 July 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Boyfriends and Girlfriends  »

Box Office

Gross:

$823,243 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Sixth in Eric Rohmer's series of Comedies et Proverbes. See more »

Connections

Follows Summer (1986) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Boyfriends, What Else?
10 March 2008 | by (ny-vt) – See all my reviews

I'm surprised at the 7.5 rating for "Boyfriends and Girlfriends." Of the 6-7 Rohmer films I've seen this is undoubtedly the worst. It is true that the characters come alive in the last part of the film but it's too little too late. For its standard assumptions and stale premises have already taken their toll on it. (however, kudos to the cinematography and evocation of place)

Of the five main characters, Alexandre is the least fabricated. Although meant to be rather detestable, he possesses the most individual identity. He has a smaller role, but his is the most interesting, the least wobbly, and the most real--and for these reasons, emerges as the most likable. True, one isn't expected to like--or dislike Rohmer characters, and yet they're often interesting and certainly worth hearing and comprehending--and some do have real dimensions. And in this, perhaps his most realistic endeavor, shouldn't we expect even more actual character?

The three females roles are the most scripted. I know they're supposed to be represent flat yuppie types but this approach is more patronizing than honest. Lea and especially Blanche, promise far more in the first scenes than they are subsequently allowed to give. Why reign them in? Why immediately tie them down to men, to romance, to the endless prattle about love, match-making, and daydreams? Can they be given just a few ounces of self-direction? I mean, Blanche, at 24, has a career job, but why bother to even tell us that---she bounces from one man to another, and her cloying uncertainties and confessional style belie her screen presence. As does her falling for Alexandre, which is even more incomprehensible to the viewer than it is to Lea and Fabien. It's as if Rohmer's Blanche "falls" in love, but Blanche's Blanche would never "fall" in love. And yet that's about her only shown capacity--apart from wind surfing--in this, her central role.

Lea and Adrienne are even more annoying. Love seems to be their single occupation. They are shallow, cattish, malicious, gossipy, and vacuous. Since there are three women for two men in this incestuous world, one has to be get lost--and the least pretty does, making an early exit. Indeed, Adrienne is given no redeeming qualities--and Lea has very few, the storybook ending bailing her out a wee bit. So, instead of being Rohmer's usual naive or not so naive leggy sirens, they get to be small-minded--it's either Alexandre or Fabien-- bitchy dolts.


7 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?