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Jeanne and the Perfect Guy (1998)

Jeanne et le garçon formidable (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 16 April 1999 (USA)
Jeanne has an appetite for love that can never be satisfied. Lovers at every corner of her life she is still in search of that "one". When a impromptu tryst on the subway with Olivier gives... See full summary »

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Olivier Ducastel (co-director), Jacques Martineau (co-director)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Virginie Ledoyen ... Jeanne
Mathieu Demy ... Olivier
Jacques Bonnaffé Jacques Bonnaffé ... François
Valérie Bonneton Valérie Bonneton ... Sophie
Frédéric Gorny Frédéric Gorny ... Jean-Baptiste
Laurent Arcaro Laurent Arcaro ... Le coursier
Michel Raskine Michel Raskine ... Le plombier
Fabrice Ramalingon Fabrice Ramalingon ... L'homme à la cireuse
Amy Bamba Amy Bamba ... Employé de nettoyage
Mohamed Damraoui Mohamed Damraoui ... Employé de nettoyage
Jean-François Deleray Jean-François Deleray ... Employé de nettoyage
Gino Sitson Gino Sitson ... Employé de nettoyage
Olivier Bony ... Le percussioniste (as Olivier Bonny)
Juliette Chanaud Juliette Chanaud ... Le caissère du cinéma
Jean-Marc Roulot Jean-Marc Roulot ... Le copain d'Olivier
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Jeanne has an appetite for love that can never be satisfied. Lovers at every corner of her life she is still in search of that "one". When a impromptu tryst on the subway with Olivier gives her butterflies like never before she finally finds herself in love, truly in love. Yet she continues her affairs but now with a realization that they are not what she wants, she wants Olivier. Olivier reluctant to continue the romance with Jeanne for fear of hurting her or worse yet her seeing him at his worse. Olivier reveals to Jeanne he has AIDS from a bad needle during his heroine use. This however does not scare Jeanne off and her love for him turns her into a new person who wants to care for him, but that is not what he wants. The two share a common friend that is an AIDS Activist but they don't know it. Then Olivier because severely ill and Jeanne professes her love and her infidelity. That is the last she ever sees of Olivier. She returns to the hospital to find he has left with his ... Written by Leslie Erentreich, Woodland Hills, CA USA

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

16 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jeanne and the Perfect Guy See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,417, 18 April 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,936, 1 August 1999
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A comedy drama that really sparkles!
28 August 2000 | by raymond-15See all my reviews

It's not so much the story itself but its presentation that shines in this film. It's a kind of modern operetta in which the characters sing their roles, reminiscent of "Umbrellas of Cherbourg" (although not as good). The singing is thin and whispery but it does have an intimacy that seems to suit the characters. The story is simple: Girl meets lots of boys,sleeps with lots of boys, then chooses an absolute stranger whom she believes is the perfect guy. But in truth no-one is perfect.A chance meeting of this guy (Mathieu Demy) on the Metro with an exchange of fleeting glances begins a romance that blossoms quickly until........ The mood of the film changes suddenly, but their love never wanes. Some of the light-hearted scenes are well-remembered e.g. the song and dance of the Algerian office cleaners, the out-burst of the Chinese snack bar assistant, the philosophy of the lazy plumber. I liked especially the courier who delivers letters and packets each day to "Jet Tours". His miming is great and he turns a minor role into a memorable event. The outdoor scenes are a delight - the promenade along the Seine and the steps to Sacre Coeur. These scenes plainly tell us we are in romantic Paris where love springs eternal. Much of the film's charm is due to Virginie Ledoyen who plays the sexy, highly spirited girl in search of perfection. For those in a romantic mood, this film is the one,


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