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Heartbeats (2010)

Les amours imaginaires (original title)
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The story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle.

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Anne-Élisabeth Bossé ...
Jeune femme 1
Olivier Morin ...
Jeune homme 1
Magalie Lépine Blondeau ...
Jeune femme 2 (as Magalie Lépine-Blondeau)
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Jeune homme 2
Gabriel Lessard ...
Jeune homme 3
Bénédicte Décary ...
Jeune femme 3
François Bernier ...
Baise 1
Benoît McGinnis ...
Baise 2 (as Benoit McGinnis)
François-Xavier Dufour ...
Baise 3 (as François Xavier Dufour)
Anthony Huneault ...
Antonin
Patricia Tulasne ...
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In a story interspersed with interview tales of romantic pitfalls, friendship turns to romantic rivalry for gay man Francis and straight woman Marie when a veritable Adonis named Nicolas enters their lives. Sexual tensions mount as Francis and Marie await Nicolas' show of preference. Written by statmanjeff

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,197 (USA) (25 February 2011)

Gross:

$62,985 (USA) (15 April 2011)
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Trivia

The movie is inspired (to some extent) by Woody Allen 's Husbands and Wives (1992). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Nicolas: Love me or leave me.
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Connections

References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Viens Changer Ma Vie (Colour my World)
Written by Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent
French adaptation by Renée Martel
Performed by Renée Martel
Courtesy of Disques Mérite
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Oh Wow. Wasn't expecting that!
17 August 2013 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

This is a great little film but you have to be a little patient. The writer/director and star, Xavier Dolan, has done a masterful job in telling a 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. He stages his scenes with lots of color and creative camera angles to amazing effect whether it's the color of an umbrella on a rainy day, a dress, or common inventory on a store shelf. It is visually stunning and stylish. Between Dolan and the other two leads played by Monia Chokri and Niels Schneider, you have a powerfully subtle ensemble. I wasn't so sure about Schneider until near the end when I realized how aloof his "NIko" had to be in order for the film to work at the end. He looks like he stepped off of a Greek coin, and at first you get the impression he's just there to look pretty. Not so. Dolan and Chokri give outstanding performances as best friends, who are not exactly single, but eschew the real people in their lives for the imaginary one they dream to snag. This is not a movie to be over analyzed. Just watch it and enjoy. There's a false ending that is adorable. The real ending, about five minutes later, just made me laugh 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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