MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,533 this week

Comme les autres (2008)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 998 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 16 critic

They were the perfect loving couple, well, almost.Emmanuel wanted a child but Philippe didn't. One day, however, Emmanuel decides to take the plunge, at the risk of losing Philippe. But how do you make a child when you are gay?

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 02 Apr 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 17 Sep 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 17 Oct 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 06 Jan 2014
 
a list of 37 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Comme les autres" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Comme les autres (2008)

Comme les autres (2008) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Comme les autres.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Poltergay (2006)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

When Marc and Emma move into their new house, they have no idea that in the 1970s, their basement was a gay nightclub which had been destroyed by fire and that the house itself is now ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Lavaine
Stars: Clovis Cornillac, Julie Depardieu, Lionel Abelanski
Absent (2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Martin, a young Argentine student, is exploring the reactions of his sports coach, Sebastian, while vying for his love and affection. He has an opportunity - one night to push the envelope ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Berger
Stars: Carlos Echevarría, Javier De Pietro, Antonella Costa
A Trip (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three friends embark on a road trip like in high school, but things have changed - Gregor is going to war mission, Ziva is going to study abroad, while Andrej is still the same. There are secrets left unsaid. Can their friendship survive?

Director: Nejc Gazvoda
Stars: Luka Cimpric, Jure Henigman, Nina Rakovec
Tell No One (2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Matthia is about to move to Madrid to be with his boyfriend Eduard, so he won't have to reveal to the family of being gay. Eduard, however, is convinced that their marriage has the blessing... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Silvestrini
Stars: Josafat Vagni, Monica Guerritore, Francesco Montanari
Queens (2005)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Five mothers cope with the drama that surrounds their gay sons at a mass wedding.

Director: Manuel Gómez Pereira
Stars: Marisa Paredes, Carmen Maura, Verónica Forqué
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In 1983, Oliver Nicholas, at thirteen, is well-poised to enter the precocious teenage world of first-sex, vodka and possible-love in New York City when he is traumatized by the stroke of ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Clark
Stars: Spencer List, Pilar López de Ayala, Adriana Barraza
Sasha (2010)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Sasha is a piano prodigy under pressure to gain admittance to a prestigious music school. What is really stressing Sasha is his emerging sexuality, plus his piano tutor is moving away, because Sasha is in love with him, and no one knows.

Director: Dennis Todorovic
Stars: Sasa Kekez, Predrag Bjelac, Ljubisa Gruicic
Summer Storm (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other.

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner
Stars: Robert Stadlober, Kostja Ullmann, Miriam Morgenstern
Bear Cub (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Pedro, a gay man with an active social life and big circle of friends, takes in his nephew Bernardo for a couple weeks. When it appears as though it might become a permanent arrangement, ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Albaladejo
Stars: José Luis García Pérez, David Castillo, Empar Ferrer
The Outlaw (2010)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A chronicle of the life of Lope de Vega, the Spanish playwright who dominated Spain's early Golden Age of theater.

Director: Andrucha Waddington
Stars: Alberto Ammann, Leonor Watling, Pilar López de Ayala
Kalinka (2015)
Drama

Based on a true story, KALINKA is about the struggle of Andre Bamberski to bring justice to his daughter Kalinka who died in disturbing circumstances. After 27 years of investigation to ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Garenq
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Marie-Josée Croze, Sebastian Koch
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A psychoanalyst and consummate womanizer is brutally shot while his wife is standing over him with a revolver in her hand.

Director: Pascal Bonitzer
Stars: Miou-Miou, Lambert Wilson, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Le docteur Emmanuel François Xavier Bernier dit / Manu
...
Josefina Maria Paredes dite : Fina
Pascal Elbé ...
Philippe
...
Cathy
Andrée Damant ...
Suzanne
Florence Darel ...
Isa
Marc Duret ...
Marc
Liliane Cebrian ...
María, la mère de Fina
Luis Jaime Cortez ...
Luis, le père de Fina
Catherine Erhardy ...
Mme Charpentier - l'assistante sociale
...
L'assistant social
Marc Robert ...
Inspecteur de police
Agathe Chouchan ...
Lesbienne 1
Esther Sironneau ...
Lesbienne 2
Juliette Degenne ...
Lesbienne 3
Edit

Storyline

Manu, a gay pediatrician in his forties, would be perfectly happy if he could adopt a child and bring him or her up with his partner, Philippe, a lawyer. Where the shoe pinches is that Philippe is pleased with his present life and will not have it spoiled by the invading presence of a wailing brat. Unable to find an agreement the two lovers part. Manu, although shaken, is single-minded about finding a surrogate mother, willing to give him the child he craves. Fina, an Argentine beauty trying to get a job, but held back because of her lack of immigrant papers, might do the job for him in exchange for a marriage of convenience. However, as Blaise Pascal would put it, "The heart has reasons that Reason cannot know". Written by Guy Bellinger

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 September 2008 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Baby Love  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

'Jonathan Zaccai', Julien Boisselier and Consigny were approached to play roles in the film. See more »

Soundtracks

Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Quizás, Quizás, Quizás)
Written by Osvaldo Farrés and Joe Davis
English lyrics by Doris Day
Sung by Doris Day
From album 'Latin For Lovers' (Columbia Records, 1965)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
When a gay man in Paris wants to be a father
16 April 2010 | by (deep in the heart of Texas) – See all my reviews

This is a thoroughly French film. It has a light dry wit running through it with many little surprises along the way. Both humorous and painfully touching at times, it's never less than attentive to its main characters and their plights.

When Manu leans on his partner Phillipe to adopt a child their partnership goes awry. A gay man is not allowed to adopt in France and only married couples are allowed to have children via artificial insemination. This makes things very difficult. To be legal, Manu must marry.

Given the French way with a story this could have turned into farce but the director hues to the narrow path and tells the story without getting silly. I thoroughly enjoyed this film.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Trailer ulysses8185
Discuss Comme les autres (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?