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Comme les autres (2008)

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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?

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Le docteur Emmanuel François Xavier Bernier dit / Manu
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Josefina Maria Paredes dite : Fina
Pascal Elbé ...
Philippe
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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
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L'assistant social
Marc Robert ...
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Agathe Chouchan ...
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Esther Sironneau ...
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Juliette Degenne ...
Lesbienne 3
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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

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

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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)
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Parenthood and Homosexuality
10 January 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Belleville, Paris, the gay pediatrician Emmanuel "Manu" François Xavier Bernier (Lambert Wilson) lives with the also gay lawyer Philippe (Pascal Elbé). When Manu decides to adopt a child, he has an argument with Philippe that does not want to spoil his life with a child and Manu hits the car of the illegal Argentinean immigrant Josefina "Fina" Maria Paredes (Pilar López de Ayala). They exchange phone numbers and Manu promises to pay the repair.

When the social agent visits Manu, she discovers that he is gay and the adoption is denied. Manu calls Fina and offers a marriage of convenience, asking in return for a baby. Fina does not accept but when she is arrested by the immigration, she moves to Manu's house and accepts to marry him. They live together for a while and Manu discovers that he is sterile. But Philippe accepts to be the sperm donor and Manu and Fiona schedule their marriage. One night, Fina sleeps with Manu and they make love and Fina falls in love with him. Is Manu a closet heterosexual?

"Baby Love" is a surprisingly good movie about parenthood and homosexuality, and the storyline may be resumed in a gay doctor that wants to be a father and tries adoption or using a surrogate mother. His decision affects his long-term relationship with his mate and brings confusion to him when he invites an immigrant and she falls in love with him. The story is very realistic and entwines comedy, drama and romance.

Lambert Wilson is a versatile actor but the gorgeous Pilar López de Ayala is amazingly sweet and beautiful. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Baby Love"


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