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Too Beautiful for You (1989)
"Trop belle pour toi" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  April 1990 (USA)
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A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon ... See full summary »

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Colette Chevassu
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Bernard Barthélémy (as Gerard Depardieu)
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Florence Barthélémy / La voisine de Colette
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Pascal Chevassu
Roland Blanche ...
Marcello
Myriam Boyer ...
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Denise Chalem ...
Lorène
Didier Bénureau ...
Léonce
Philippe Loffredo ...
Tanguy
Stéphane Auberghen ...
Paula
Jean-Louis Cordina ...
Gaby
Jean-Paul Farré ...
Le pianist
Richard Martin ...
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Philippe Faure ...
Le mari de Colette
Juana Marques ...
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A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon embark on an affair. Though it would seem it has happened before his wife finds this particular entanglement of her husband's very difficult to accept Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Colette Chevassu: Beauty hurts.
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Referenced in Dead Tired (1994) See more »

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VALSE D 779 no 18
Music by Franz Schubert
Performed by Alice Ader
Le Chant du Monde 278875 (p) 1986
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Left me cold
4 July 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"To Beautiful For You" tells of a French car dealer (Depardieu) who is married to a beautiful women (Boquet) but falls in lust with his less than beautiful temp (Balasko). What follows is an affair and much discourse about same between husband and wife, wife and temp, temp and husband, and all permutations thereof as they ponder the meaning of love. The film is not for want of a good cast or production talent and earned respectable marks from critics and public alike. However, is suffers from obvious histrionics and didactics and an off-puting uneven flow which make for a less than immersing experience. TBFY has little nudity or sex but some very explicit language. Only for those into esoteric French films. (B)


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