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Arman is 33 and ready to make a change, starting with a run in the park. When he literally bumps into Amélie - slightly cynical but nevertheless lovely - on the jogging path, he's dead-set on making a connection with her. As a bit of contrived fate brings them together, Arman's best friend Benjamin suffers an unexpected stroke, relegating him to the hospital for weeks where he falls for his doting young physical therapist. Over the course of two autumns and three winters, Arman, Amélie and Benjamin share the incidental moments, unexpected accidents, unconventional love stories and unforgettable memories that will define who they are. Written by
Writer/director Sébastien Betbeder Feels more like a film and a story if that makes sense. It is the type of film you need to be in the mood to see a rather extended, and at times tedious, conversation between actors and camera that works for a while and then becomes a distraction. But as with the French, even when bouquet isn't entirely fresh it still has charm.
As fate would have it the bored and distracted early thirties Arman (Vincent Macaigne) inadvertently bumps into Amélie (Maud Wyler) pretty but not exactly pleased with her life or life in general while taking a healthy jog in the park. Up pops a problem: Arman's best friend Benjamin (Bastien Bouillon) has a cerebrovascular accident and is hospitalized, impaired but still with eyes for his physical therapist. The stage is then set for an ongoing exchange of life stories, accidents, memories (good and bad) among the three main characters. It is a stage for some philosophical comments some poignant, others plebeian. And that is all there is to it a conversation a trois.
Despite the fact that there isn't a lot of substance, there is still that Gallic charm that makes up for many flaws.
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