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...And They Lived Happily Ever After (2004)
"Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d'enfants" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  25 August 2004 (France)
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Is the love compatible with coupledom? And what of freedom and fidelity? These are some of the questions facing two married men.

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Gabrielle
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Thibault
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Vincent
Chloé Combret ...
Chloé
Christiane Oui-Oui ...
La femme de chambre
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Fred
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Zoé
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Georges
Ben Attal ...
Joseph
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Nathalie
Kitu Gidwani ...
Mme Gibson
Sujay Sood ...
M. Gibson
Ruben Marx ...
Antoine
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Le client du garage
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Storyline

What makes a marriage? Georges and Natalie argue and shout constantly; Fred, a bachelor playboy approaching 50, sleeps with many women, loving them all, living with none. Vincent, nearing 40, best friend of Georges and Fred, is married to Gabrielle and they have a son. He keeps his feelings to himself. He and Gabrielle are playful and passionate with each other, then bored and detached. Is Vincent holding back, and if so, why? A colleague accuses him of believing in romantic fairy tales. Gabrielle imagines them separated. Are the basics of life women working and men chasing skirts? Is marriage the alternative to possibilities? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Release Date:

25 August 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Happily Ever After  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,226,107 (France) (27 August 2004)

Gross:

$252,341 (USA) (7 October 2005)
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Georges: [subtitled version] Stop Yelling! And stop boxing, people will think I beat you!
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One of the greatest looking movies I have ever seen
22 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are other reviews on this site that discuss this movie's finer plot themes, etc. However I write this my first review because I felt so compelled by the look of this movie. This movie will truly delight eyes and ears and for sure worth its rental fee. There is one particular scene, a sort of transitional fade from flowering colors to the character, that is particularly beautiful. I went back to it again and again when the movie was over. The film is kind of an impressionist painting in which the characters come to life upon. A great and modern musical score adds to the film's vibrant look. Add a nice bottle of wine and dinner on the coffee table to make the best of your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!


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