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The Stroller Strategy -- When Thomas Platz is suddenly made the guardian of a baby - then pretends to be its real father in order to win back Marie, the girlfriend who dumped him a year before. Stuck between staying a man-child forever, and proving he is ready to take the next steps of marriage and family with the love of his life, Thomas goes on an unexpectedly hilarious adventure getting the girl of his dreams to believe he has changed.


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2 January 2013 (France) See more »
Parisian Thomas Platz is suddenly made the guardian of a baby - then pretends to be its real father in order to win back Marie... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Raphaël Personnaz ... Thomas Platz

Charlotte Le Bon ... Marie Deville (as Charlotte Lebon)
Jérôme Commandeur ... Paul Bordinot

Camélia Jordana ... Mélanie

Julie Ferrier ... Valérie

François Berléand ... Jean-Luc Hamory
François Rollin ... Franck Del Rio
Clément Michel ... Fabrice Le Gallec
Baltazar Rizzo ... Felipe

Anne Charrier ... Lorraine
Guilaine Londez ... Infirmière réa
Yelle ... Flore, l'infirmière
Philippe Hérisson ... Docteur Guérinaud
Garance Legrou ... La prof de signes
Maud Le Guenedal ... Christelle (as Maud Le Guénédal)
Sébastien Castro ... Infirmier accueil

François Civil ... François
Renaud Barse ... Michel
Rachel Arditi ... Secrétaire JLH
Martine Fontaine ... Marylin Monroe
Jean-Pascal Abribat ... Réceptionniste hôtel
Claudine Acs ... La femme âgée
Loann Foissac ... Léo
Timéo Foissac ... Léo
Oksana Markham ... Françoise, la stripteaseuse
Jean-Louis Frémont ... Le brancardier

Philip Schurer ... Jimmy, 'Internet dad'
Victor Destrez ... Le fils de Valérie
Edgar Monnet ... Edgar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandrine Guisier

Directed by
Clément Michel 
Writing credits
Clément Michel (scenario and dialogue)

Louis-Paul Desanges (collaboration)

Produced by
Alain Benguigui .... producer
Nicolas Leprêtre .... assistant producer
Thierry Muscat .... line producer
Thomas Verhaeghe .... producer
Original Music by
Sylvain Ohrel 
Cinematography by
Steeven Petitteville 
Film Editing by
Julie Dupré 
Casting by
Elodie Demey 
Production Design by
Maamar Ech-Cheikh 
Pascale Tillou (production administrator)
Set Decoration by
Emmanuel Delis 
Costume Design by
Alexia Crisp-Jones 
Makeup Department
Véronique Boumaza .... makeup artist (additional)
Veronique Clochepin-Lassalle .... additional makeup artist (as Véronique Clochepain)
Paul de Fisser .... hair stylist
Paul de Fisser .... key hair stylist
Christophe Oliveira .... key makeup artist (2012)
Production Management
Reza Boirahmady .... assistant unit manager
Chantal Guyot .... post-production supervisor
Thierry Muscat .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carole Schmidlin Blanchard .... third assistant director (as Carole Schmidlin)
Jean-Louis Frémont .... first assistant director
Monika Lorena Alfonso Mendoza .... second assistant director
Art Department
Mathias Canard .... assistant decorator
Verstichel Charlotte .... assistant art director
Marion Le Borgne .... set dresser
Olivier Nguyen .... property master
Sound Department
Christophe Bourreau .... foley artist
Régis Boussin .... boom operator
Guadalupe Cassius .... dialogue editor
Emmanuel Croset .... sound mixer
Olivier Guillaume .... sound mastering engineer
Cyrille Lauwerier .... adr mixer
Guillaume Le Bras .... sound
Sandy Notarianni .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Olivier Afonso .... special effects makeup
Max Garnier .... special effects technician
Jérome Miel .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Laurie Kotfila .... i/o vfx support
Marc Latil .... visual effects artist
Thibault Martegani .... digital compositor
Alexandre Pluquet .... title designer
Justine Poiret .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Boris Abaza .... first assistant camera
Marc Anfossi .... additional camera second assistant
Stephane Canda .... key grip
Jérôme Carles .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jean-Guy Cheny .... additional grip
Pierre-Loup Corvez .... grip
Hélène Degrandcourt .... second assistant camera
Olivier Merckx .... steadicam operator
Haruyo Yokota .... third assistant camera
Casting Department
Dorothée Auboiron .... casting: children
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Caroline Jegou .... costume assistant
Sylvie Néant .... costumer
Laffitte Solenne .... costume and wardrobe trainee
Editorial Department
Céline Canard .... assistant editor
Natalène Darfeuille .... post-production coordinator: Digimage
François Dupuy .... technical manager: digimage
Emmanuel Fortin .... colorist: dailies
Géraldine Gues .... dailies coordinator
Guillaume Lips .... colorist
Mathieu Liron .... digital lab operator
Justine Quesnoit .... post-production coordinator
Guillaume Schmitter .... assistant colorist: Digimage
Music Department
Arnaud Boivin .... music supervisor
Martin Caraux .... music supervisor
Other crew
Elsa Barbeau Bredillot .... assistant script supervisor
Max de Drouas .... business affairs
Myriam Rak .... consultant: legal clearance

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La stratégie de la poussette" - France (original title)
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90 min
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Tired and Predictable, 17 April 2013
Author: itamarscomix from Israel

Thomas loves his girlfriend Marie, but she dumps him because he's not mature enough and she feels their relationship isn't going anywhere. When a convoluted (and barely explained) string of events leads to Thomas being stuck with having to take care of a baby, he somehow decides that it would be a good idea to try and convince Marie that he changed by pretending that he's the father. Obviously he gets caught in his own web of lies, and obviously he gradually comes to truly care for the baby and grows as a result, with a series of obvious and predictable hi-jinx and plenty of poop-jokes to go around leading up to the obvious happy ending.

I caught La stratégie de la poussette by chance on a flight from Paris; otherwise I never would have heard of it. It's a nice reminder of the screening process that doesn't apply to American cinema, and therefore makes it seem like European film is inherently better than American one simply because the truly bad or bland movies never make it out of their countries of origin. La stratégie de la poussette is the blandest and most predictable of rom-coms, one that could have been made in the 80's as easily as in 2012, and every joke is a painful cliché, even if Raphaël Personnaz is charismatic enough to make a couple of them work. There's some inspiration in the first and last scenes, but everything in-between would have felt right at home in an episode of Baby Daddy or in Three Men and a Baby (whether it's the French or American version). A sub-par, cheesy and outdated chick flick that will never make it outside of France, and has no right to.

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