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Trilogy: Two (2002)
"Un couple épatant" (original title)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  1 January 2003 (France)
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In the first installment in director Belvaux's trilogy, Alain's eccentric behavior causes his wife, Cecile, to hire a detective to follow his every move -- which yields unexpected results.

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Alain
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Pierre
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Bernard Mazzinghi ...
Raphaële Godin ...
Louise (as Raphaele Godin)
Patrick Depeyrrat ...
Vincent (as Patrick Depeyra)
Vincent Colombe ...
Rémy
Pierre Gérard ...
Jean-Baptiste Montagut ...
Anne Delol ...
L'infirmière
Joss Philopémon ...
Le chauffeur de taxi
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The first installment of the trilogy focuses on Cecile. She is a teacher who is still madly in love with her husband Alain, a hypochondriac who is convinced that a routine operation will take his life. He doesn't want to alarm his wife, and she mistakes his secrecy for an affair. Enter Pascal, who is hired by Cecile to track Alain, but who falls in love with Cecile instead. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated PG for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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$8,572 (USA) (6 February 2004)

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$47,602 (USA) (16 July 2004)
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Forms a trilogy along with One (2002) and Three (2002), the main characters of this one being the supporting actors in the other ones, and vice versa. The three movies have some scenes in common which are shown from a different point of view according to the storyline we're following. See more »

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Part 2 of Belvaux's 'Trilogy'
8 January 2012 | by (US) – See all my reviews

This is mostly a well plotted and acted lighthearted farce about marriage, trust and fidelity, with serious issues not far below the surface.

Seeing this airy fare right after the darkness of 'On the Run' (part 1 of the Trilogy) gives an almost Zen like insight into the two sides of life – light and dark, silly and tragic, and how those two dance and interweave.

Yes, a few of the comic twists are a bit forced, but many more are clever and really amusing, and all the characters are simultaneously lovable and infuriating.

But most amazing is the chill one feels when the overlaps with 'On the Run' become apparent. Even more than "On the Run", "An Amazing Couple" is a far better film for being part of the bigger whole.

Interestingly the top professional critics were split on this film in particular, and on 'The Trilogy' as a whole, calling it everything from 'a masterpiece' to 'a self involved misfire' .


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