French Film (2008)

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A comedy about how French and English cultures differ in their attitudes on relationships.



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Credited cast:
Benjamin Bellecour ...
Young Parisian Man
Young Parisian Woman
Marie-Gaëlle Cals ...
French Apartment Woman
Thierry Grimandi
Nichola Christie ...
Counselling Woman
Bike Thief
Jose Estudillo ...
Irate Postman
David Matthews ...
Counselling Man
Henry Maynard ...


Jed prepares to interview French cineaste and self-appointed expert on the nature of love - Thierry Grimandi. The worldly and somewhat jaded Jed is dead-set on dismissing the auteur's musings as pompous and, well French, until his own relationship with Cheryl starts to fall apart and he is forced to re-evaluate the illusive subject. Soon everyone is talking about love: his relationship counselor, drinking buddy Marcus and Marcus' girlfriend SophieBeginnings, endings, tricks...could the French be on to something? Written by Anonymous

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Could it be that French is the true language of love?


Comedy | Romance

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31 August 2010 (USA)  »

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£500,000 (estimated)

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Lovely, tender satire a la Woody Allen
12 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lovely, tender slice of the lives of a well-drawn characters engaged in a neurotic pursuit of real feelings - that is, love. Each well-drawn character is afflicted by the very human condition of an uncertain mind and a vacillating heart. Their insecurities drive their pursuit to know their own heart as they try to stimulate genuine feelings they haven't felt for a long time. Nice pacing, nice cinematography, simple dialog, and very good acting. The film lies astride the merge between wry comedy and tender drama. For me, this is much enjoyable and absorbing film in the tradition of Woody Allen.This is a wonderful take of life and love and a film that resonates in the heart. If you don't enjoy this film, you don't have a heart. Recommended for romantics of all ages. A must-see.

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