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7 November 2001 (France) See more »
A chubby forty-ish florist is dumped for a gorgeous young woman. She decides to lose weight and to ruin her rival's life in order to win her handsome lover back. | Add synopsis »
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Catherine Jacob ... Lily

Michèle Laroque ... Arlette

Garance Clavel ... Yolande
Isabelle Candelier ... Corinne

Alessandra Martines ... Anaïs Pommard
Yvan Le Bolloc'h ... Barnabé

Samuel Labarthe ... Le kiné de Lily

Serge Hazanavicius ... Jean-René

Stéphane Audran ... Gaby, la mère de Lily

Julien Guiomar ... Guyomard, l'oncle de Lily
Jean-Louis Richard ... Le docteur de Montalembert - grand ponte de la diététique et des régimes
Valérie Decobert-Koretzky ... Sonia (as Valérie Decobert)
Sophie Tellier ... Claire
Edith Perret ... Madame Savart
Marie Collins ... L'infirmière patibulaire
Emmanuel Patron ... Le docteur
Thierry Métaireau ... Jérôme
Philippe Cotten ... Alain

Jean Dell ... Le client de Barnabé
Jean-Christophe Fraiscinet ... Le premier motard de la police
Vincent Dubois ... Le deuxième motard de la police 2
Véronique de Villele ... La prof de gym
Vincent Nemeth ... Le sommelier
Anne Fassio ... La maman de la petite fille
Mathilde Blache ... La petite fille
Hervé Falloux ... Bourdon
Stéphanie Murat ... La vendeuse 2
Christian Neupont ... Le garçon brasserie
Monique Darpy ... La femme de ménage
Jacqueline Noëlle ... La dame âgée
Rémy Roubakha ... Le traiteur
Eric Massot ... Le garçon de café
Bonnafet Tarbouriech ... L'agent de police
Jules Jorda ... Monsieur Lopez
Vincent Haquin ... Le maître-nageur
Frédéric Kontogom ... Le peintre
Benyamin Katz ... L'autre peintre
Annick Le Goff ... La cliente
Bénédicte Loyen ... La vendeuse
Brice Dulguérian ... Le vendeur
Cécile Bouillot ... La femme policier
Gilles Conseil ... Le concierge hôtel
Patrick Yocouchi ... L'amant d'Anaïs
Jean-Marie Pasquier ... Le client ignoré
Benoît Floricourt ... Coiffeur 1
Tapa Sudana ... Coiffeur 2
Stéphane Foenkinos ... Coiffeur 3
Eric Fourniols ... Eric
Thierry Mauvoisin ... L'homme qui a faim

Directed by
Florence Quentin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Florence Quentin 

Produced by
Patrice Ledoux .... producer
Nicolas Seydoux .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Bruno de Keyzer 
Film Editing by
Anne Lafarge 
Casting by
Stéphane Foenkinos 
Production Design by
Véronique Melery 
Set Decoration by
Catherine Jarrier-Prieur 
Costume Design by
Olivier Bériot 
Catherine Leterrier 
Makeup Department
Pascal Ferrero .... hair stylist
Cédric Gérard .... key makeup artist
Clement Nataf .... hair stylist
Hervé Soulié .... makeup artist
Production Management
Frederic Bonora .... unit manager
Gregory Bruneau .... unit manager trainee
Ghislaine Cauet-Martinotto .... assistant production manager
Pierre D'Hoffelize .... production manager
Philippe Desmoulins .... production manager
François Pulliat .... unit manager
Jean-Denis Riviere .... unit manager
Pierre-Antoine Sartelet .... unit manager
Stéphane Weibel .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thierry Mauvoisin .... first assistant director
Christophe Vallée .... second assistant director
Julien Zeitouni .... assistant director
Art Department
François Decaux .... assistant art director
Paul Decaux .... property master
François Delaire .... assistant art director
Franck Hugot .... property master
Sound Department
Pascal Chauvin .... foley artist
Stéphane De Rocquigny .... assistant post-synchronization
Pascal Dedeye .... foley artist
Isabelle Filippi .... assistant post-synchronization
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Corinne Lapassade .... sound editor
Jean-Louis Lebras .... sound synchronisation
Pedro Marques .... synchronization sound engineer
Jean Minondo .... sound
Joël Rangon .... sound mixer
Lise Truong .... associate sound editor
Olivier Villette .... boom operator
Christophe Vingtrinier .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Frederic Moreau .... visual effects
Stephanie Boutinaud .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Virginie Arnaud .... stunts
Gilles Conseil .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicolas Beauchamp .... assistant camera
Tiphaine Birotheau .... assistant camera
Martial Combe .... electrician
Caroline Corgnet .... video assistant
Pascal Gennesseaux .... camera operator
Rodolphe Gonckel .... electrician
Jean-Bernard Josko .... grip
Emile Laisné .... key grip
Michel LeFrançois .... gaffer
Jean-Marie Leroy .... still photographer
Marianne Negroni-Meillier .... best boy grip
Stéphane Rouillon .... grip
Casting Department
Franck Jouard .... extras casting
Nicolas Ronchi .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Camille Janbon .... costumer
Marie Trimouille .... costumer
Editorial Department
Frédéric Casnin .... color timer
Daniel Vincent .... color timer
Location Management
Christophe Bernard .... location scout
Thierry Lecomte .... location manager
Aude Lemercier .... location scout
Maxime Mund .... location manager
Fabien Pondevaux .... location scout
Other crew
Michèle Andreucci .... script supervisor
Ghislaine Cauet-Martinotto .... production assistant (as Ghislaine Martinetto)
Christian Ciret .... groupman
Sylvie François .... production secretary
Pascal Gennesseaux .... technical advisor
Floriane Mathieu .... press attache
Monique Pautas .... production administrator
Caroline Staub .... production administrator
Fabienne Auzole .... thanks
Dominique Besnehard .... thanks
Maître Bitoun .... thanks
Viviane Blassel .... thanks
Marie-Laure Colrat .... thanks
Véronique de Villele .... thanks
Michel Drucker .... thanks
Fabrice Luchini .... thanks
Paul Minchelli .... thanks
Dominique Nabokov .... thanks
Docteur Serge Rafal .... thanks
Leonor Rieti .... thanks
Christiane Roussel .... thanks
M. Moulié Savart .... thanks
Mme Moulié Savart .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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97 min
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France:Tous publics | Spain:13 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud)

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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Comedy on the diet, 11 November 2001
Author: Superwonderscope from Brosville, France

Pathetic french wannabe-comedy where three friends decide to help a fourth one (Catherine Jacob) who just lost her lover(Yvan le Bolloc'h) who apparently went away with a skinny woman (Aleesandra Martines). They'll use any trick (huge diet, blasting the woman's home, dirty phone calls , ruining her job) to make the lover come back at home. Needless to say, that will have terrible effects on the heroïne's life.

What may be a good idea for a screenplay is just another Gaumont-bourgeois-comedy made by and for 40-something women. Florence Quentin, director-writer, used to be Etienne Chatilliez(Tatie Danielle, Le Bonheur est dans le pré) screenwriter. She should go back to only writing for others. She has no ability of directing anything but a TV movie for sunday evening. Catherine Jacob can be REALLY funny when a real director is behind the camera : consider Bertrand Blier's Merci la Vie, Patrice Leconte's Les Grands Ducs or Pascal Thomas' Les Maris les Femmes Les Amants and you'll see a real actress at work. Here, she just does her fat woman deciding to go slim again routine and it's exhausting. Check nout the body double half her size for her bare scenes : it's a blast!!!! Same for Michel Laroque & Garance Clavel, back to the funny looks & faces that made them famous here in France.

No originality, ugly photography, badly scripted and looks like a one-joke short extended to an hour and a half "movie". Just to say that most of the men are pigs and women -if they stick together- can be the worst creatures on earth to avenge their honor by destrpying lifes. Nothing new, really and all but cliché-ridden, gross caricatures of human beings. The punchlines fall into oblivion, the timing is always in a hit-and-miss situation...Except a line or two, you won't get many laughs.

The tagline for J'ai faim!!! (translation: I'm Hungry!!!)is "a diet comedy". Indeed : you get a screenplay on the diet, 0% sense of comedy -timing and a laugh-free product.

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