A much-needed boost, in the form of a new factory, is promised to the residents of the tiny fishing village St. Marie-La-Mauderne, provided they can lure a doctor to take up full-time residency on the island. Inspired, the villagers devise a scheme to make Dr. Christopher Lewis a local.
Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.
John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary.
I have never been the kind to run out and watch French-Canadian movies.
However many people talked to me about this one and so I forced myself to rent it. The result: I was very genuinely surprised.
This movie is good because of the same reason Seinfeld was a top comedy for years: it's a about nothing and yet it's about everything. It's about our lives; it's about just being human beings. Everybody will recognize himself/herself in some or all the characters.
Moreover, this movie is natural, with excellent acting, even though most are inexperienced actors (if you judge from each actor's filmography).
Congratulations to all involved!!
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