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Roman de gare (2007)

 -  Drama  -  27 June 2007 (France)
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A popular novelist researches unlikely sources to find characters for her next bestseller.

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Florence, la soeur
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La mère d'Huguette
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Alain (as Boris Ventura Diaz)
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Le propriétaire du vignoble
Thomas Le Douarec
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Eve Bitoun
Rebecca Blanc
Jérôme Cachon
Marie-Victoire Debré
Eric Delcourt
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The successful novelist Judith Ralitzer is interrogated in the police station about the disappearance of her ghost-writer. A serial-killer escapes from a prison in Paris. A missing school teacher leaves his wife and children. In the road, the annoying and stressed hairdresser Hughette is left in a gas station by her fiancé Paul while driving to the poor farm of her family in the country. A mysterious man offers a ride to her and she invites him to assume the identity of Paul during 24 hours to not disappoint her mother. Who might be the unknown man and what is real and what is fiction? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for brief language and sexual references | See all certifications »
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$25,484 (USA) (25 April 2008)

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$1,851,114 (USA) (12 September 2008)
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Easy novel, perhaps not so easy
13 November 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

When I can, I try to come here shortly after having seen a movie before I can intelectualise it too much or...forget half of it. I have just watched "Roman de Gare", came home and checked IMDb! Having left France at 27 and some 40 years now. Roman de Gare pointed me in the direction of romantic story in trains or train stations. I guess I was partly on the right track but reading other's comment I do agree with "typical Novel one would buy at the station to fill time on the train journey". (I'm not familiar with "airport novel" but imagine it must be very similar) All this,though, did not prepare me much for what was to come. I did enjoy the "trip" but I had some reservation about the twists and turns it took. I do mind improvisations that mislead almost solely for the sake of misleading. Personally I would have preferred to see these improvisations done in a much smarter way instead of being there just because we are told these 'situations' are there with 'would be' links but we have to guess what is what.

I probably would have enjoy the story just as much or even better if it had been simpler but kept the main element in one direction. Instead I found we were told a fairly straight forward story with, a lot of adds on that really did not do much beside confusing the audience but to lead to a rather conventional ending. It is possible I'll have a different reaction on a second viewing, however today, I had a good time but I found there was something not quite right for me.


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