Ever since he can remember, Julien is bad luck to every woman he dates, with disastrous results. But just when he accepts he'll never find true love, he meets the beautiful, sexy Joanna. And much to her expense, he just can't help himself.
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
David O. Russell
Robert De Niro
Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the South of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To please her, Philippe Abrams, a post office ... See full summary »
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A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.
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
Screenwriter Luc Bossi was inspired by a story a friend told him of how his wife took the blame for a speeding charge, pretending she was the driver so that her husband wouldn't have points taken off his license, which subsequently caused her a number of problems with the police. From this, Bossi imagined the story of a man who brought bad luck to the women he dated. See more »
Virgine Efira is a class-act. If Hollywood is looking an actress who has the complete package they need look no further. She is funny quick and gorgeous; a distinctive personality and screen presence. I've seen her steal another movie effortlessly 'Mon Pire Cauchmar' by Anne Fontaine in a small throw-away role up against seasoned pros. She's a much better bet for the money than more high-profile European actresses such as Audrey Tautou (no offense, she is a great actress but less well- suited to mainstream cinema).
This is an excellent high-concept romantic comedy which works. The two leads have great chemistry and carry-off a film which could have struggled with forced gags. It is a distinctly commercial and classical film which relishes the Hollywood style of comedy.
Laugh-out-loud comedies are rare and French cinema struggles often with its fear of being like American cinema and seeming dumb, this contempt for popular American cinema leads them nowhere fast and we have to sit through a lot of boring pretentious stuff, which is trying too hard to be either better or just different to Hollywood. The bottom line is that 'funny is money' as a Hollywood shark once explained to me, this is funny: enjoy!
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