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Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987)

L'ami de mon amie (original title)
In Paris outskirts Blanche, a young clerk, befriends Lea, a girl livelier than she is. Lea is going steady with Fabien who is a friend to Alexandre who is going steady with Adrienne but is ... See full summary »

Director:

Éric Rohmer

Writer:

Éric Rohmer
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Emmanuelle Chaulet ... Blanche
Sophie Renoir ... Lea
Anne-Laure Meury ... Adrienne
Eric Viellard ... Fabien
François-Eric Gendron ... Alexandre
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In Paris outskirts Blanche, a young clerk, befriends Lea, a girl livelier than she is. Lea is going steady with Fabien who is a friend to Alexandre who is going steady with Adrienne but is however loved by Blanche. Somehow a way has to be found to get out of this emotional chaos! Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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The last of director Éric Rohmer's six "Comedies et Proverbes" series of movies of the 1980s. The other five, in chronological order, are The Aviator's Wife (1981), A Good Marriage (1982), Pauline at the Beach (1983), Full Moon in Paris (1984) and Summer (1986). See more »

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entertaining but somewhat fluffy
8 November 2006 | by Andy-296See all my reviews

A young woman, Blanche (the lovely Emmanuelle Chaulet), works in the City Hall of a trendy New Town near Paris (somewhat to his discredit, Rohmer's films always occurs in middle class and upper middle class milieus, never in working class neighborhoods or in the immigrants building projects). Having recently arrived there, Blanche lives quite a lonely life, until she becomes friends with another young woman, Lea (Sophie Renoir), through which she met her boyfriend Fabien (Eric Viellard), and an acquaintance of the couple, Alexandre (François-Eric Gendron). Basically, the movie follows the time honored plot of exchange of relationships. A is with B, and C with D, but then A will start a liaison with D, which will make C jealous, and would start going with B in revenge and so forth. The title in French is a pun: the boyfriend of my friend would (could) become my boyfriend. Rohmer is known to be a political conservative, but here he is hardly a moralist, since he examines the sexual freedom of today's youth without condemning it. The movie is slow and talky, but these characters are believable and appealing (if somewhat shallow and a bit better looking than ordinary).


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 July 1988 (USA) See more »

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Gross USA:

$823,243

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$824,024
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Mono

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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