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Julien Monnier has a serious problem. Though he's a brilliant couples counselor, he can't keep a woman in his life for more than two weeks. Indeed, ever since his childhood, Julien jinxes every woman who falls in love with him. But it's not just any small jinx. It's the kind that sends you to the hospital several times a week, that destroys your professional life or that turns your friends into enemies. Julien is strictly speaking a true black cat for women. Joanna Sorini will soon learn this at her expense the day she meets him. A career that's just taking off, a love life that finally seems to be taking a good turn, all that may just change. Written by
Funny and inspiring - a revelation after most of American offerings
A funny comedy - it started to feel like it is too much to ask in the past decade when every comedy (especially romantic comedy) is less funny than the previous one. I refer to American cinema, naturally. British comedy muddles along somehow - although it's hard to name a funny film in the last few years. It sometimes feels like the only solution is to resort to 1930 - 1950s golden age films or the undiscovered gems of 1980s. Fear not, fellow comedy lovers, we still have French cinema. French comedy has always been fresh, charmingly physical and frothy - and luckily it hasn't lost that je ne sais quoi.
This film is fresh, hysterically funny at times, quirky, ironic, wistful, inspiring and very entertaining - everything that a comedy should be. Un plan parfait has perhaps engrossed me more - but it is a lovely film on a par with Heartbreaker 2010 and Love is in the air 2013 . It is not easy to get dubbed or subtitled versions - but the effort is worth it.
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