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Danièle Thompson originally wrote this script in the early 1990s for Hollywood production and with the leading male character as an American. With her son, Christopher Thompson, she reworked the script into this version. See more »
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[about some un-fresh ham]
Il est mort pour rien ce cochon ! (This pig is dead for nothing)
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I can see how this movie would be an easy target for criticism. It might appear fluffy and without depth, sort of easy and implausible.
But I think it's better than that. First of course, are the performances. Both actors are terrific and both have long been favorites of mine. A special call-out, though, has to go to Binoche, who just couldn't be any more delightful. An absolutely fantastic actress. She's so wonderful, the only problem in the movie is why doesn't he fall in love with her any faster?
Second is the basic intelligence of the dialog. The conversations are very engaging, occasionally wry, sometimes sweet, with some sharpness along the way.
Finally, there is a meditation in here on film in general, and romantic comedies in particular. The movie is able to move back a bit, consider itself, and resist the temptation to be cynical.
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