...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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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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25 August 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Happily Ever After  »

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Opening Weekend:

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


$252,341 (USA) (7 October 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal play parents to their real-life son Ben Attal See more »


Georges: [subtitled version] Stop Yelling! And stop boxing, people will think I beat you!
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References The Four Feathers (2002) See more »


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Playing Away
25 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is the third film from triple-threat (Writer-Director-Actor) Yvan Attal and arguably his best. Once again he has cast his real-life partner (they have just had a child) Charlotte Gainsbourg as his screen wife and cast fellow triple-threat wda Alain Chabat as his best friend. Whilst Vincent (Attal) and Gabrielle (Gainsbourg) have a seemingly ideal marriage Georges (Chabat) and Nathalie (Emmanuelle Seigner) are more tempestuous and Nathalie's nagging is ever present. Both couples have a child hence the title, They Were Married And Had Many Children, which is also the French equivalent of the fairy-tale ending 'and so they lived happily ever after'. The third man, Fred (Alain Cohen) is single and has no shortage of girls. This is the broad outline. The twist, such as it is requires Fred to envy the married state, Vincent to lead a double life that fools even Georges and Fred and Georges, the logical one to cheat on a nagging wife to be faithful. Most of the five principals are virtually unknown outside France - Chabat appeared in 'Le Gout des Autres', Attal in 'Bon Voyage' - but Anouk Aimee who plays Vincent's mother is certainly known if only for 'A Man And A Woman' whilst Berri, of course, directed 'Jean de Florette' and 'Manon des Sources'. Attal has done a workmanlike job of exploring male bonding - the men spend hours playing football - and precarious relationships and it's the kind of film that can find an audience abroad. 7/10

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