The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Connecticut.
When Nicolas and Marie by accident run into Francis at the Vietnamese restaurant, Francis introduces Nicolas to his friend Antony. However, in the first scene of the movie you can see that Nicolas already has met Antony as they all sit at the same dinner table. There is nothing to say that either Francis didn't realize they knew each other, or that Nicolas and Antony were merely playing dumb and avoiding an awkward situation. See more »
You have a big bed, right?
Yeah, I have a big bed. You can sleep here, we'll just... We'll just squeeze in.
Shotgun the side.
I hate the middle, too.
No sweat. I like the middle.
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This is a great little film but you have to be very, very, patient. The writer/director and star, Xavier Dolan, has done a masterful job in telling a very simple story in a very interesting way. The writing is restrained and a study in the economy of words. I loved it. Dolan's directing is seasoned and insightful. Between him, as one of the stars of the cast, and the other two leads played by Monia Chokri and Niels Schneider, you have a powerfully subtle cast. I wasn't so crazy about Schneider until near the end when I realized how withdrawn he had to make his character in order for the film to work. He looks exactly like the profile on a Greek coin, which was intentional, and at first you get the impression he's just there to look pretty. Not so. And Dolan and Chokri give outstanding performances as best friends in love with the same guy. There's not much to go into here. This is not a movie to be over analyzed. Just watch it. And enjoy. The camera angles are amazing. There's a false ending that is sweet. The real ending, about five minutes later, just made me giggle out loud. If you like good films and enjoy watching boundless creativity on display, watch this one. It might be criticized by some for being "slow". It's not. It real.
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