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

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Young Parisian Man
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Jed
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Young Parisian Woman
Marie-Gaëlle Cals ...
French Apartment Woman
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Thierry Grimandi
Nichola Christie ...
Counselling Woman
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Bike Thief
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Alain
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Sophie
Jose Estudillo ...
Irate Postman
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Cheryl
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Marcus
David Matthews ...
Counselling Man
Henry Maynard ...
Waiter
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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?

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A Thinking Person's Film
1 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

Rare in these days that a film of this depth was successfully made - while still being funny, which will throw some people off because they will assume it's just a frothy romantic comedy with a few pertinent things to say. It even gets better with each successive viewing - which makes a DVD purchase a must for those who understand why this film received two awards at Monte Carlo (for Best Actor and Best Screenplay). May be too subtle for some who are looking for a broad stroke - but it is laughing out loud funny in many parts (if you get the complexity) due to the writing, directing and excellent ensemble cast. They all do well but of special note is Hugh Bonneville (who won for Best Actor at Monte Carlo) as the lead character Jed. Douglas Henshall is his best friend Marcus and Anne-Marie Duff and Victoria Hamilton are the girlfriends.


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