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Love Me If You Dare (2003)

Jeux d'enfants (original title)
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As adults, best friends Julien and Sophie continue the odd game they started as children -- a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. While they often act out to relieve one another's pain, their game might be a way to avoid the fact that they are truly meant for one another.

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... Julien Janvier
... Sophie Kowalsky
Thibault Verhaeghe ... Julien à 8 ans
Joséphine Lebas-Joly ... Sophie à 8 ans
Emmanuelle Grönvold ... Julien's Mother
Gérard Watkins ... Julien's Father
... Sergei Nimov Nimovitch
Julia Faure ... Sophie's Sister
Laëtizia Venezia Tarnowska ... Christelle Louise Bouchard (as Laetizia Venezia)
... Aurélie Miller
Nathalie Nattier ... Sophie à 80 ans
Robert Willar ... Julien (80 ans)
Frédéric Geerts ... Igor
Manuela Sanchez ... Teacher
Philippe Drecq ... School Principal
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Storyline

Julien Janvier lost his mother young, drifted apart from his working class father and ever closer to confident Sophie Kowalsky, the Polish class outsider. Their dares game, symbolized by an interchanged music-box, grows ever bolder, regardless of harm to others and each-other. In his college years, it even suspends their relationship and toys with their marriages, but they are drawn back to each-other irresistibly. Written by KGF Vissers

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From the visionary mind of director Yann Samuell comes France's hit comedy! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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28 May 2004 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,998,752 (France), 17 September 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,546, 23 May 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$548,707, 3 October 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,007,867, 29 June 2008
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Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet played a couple in this movie and in 2007 they started dating. In 2011, their first child was born. The two actors didn't met on the set of "Love Me If You Dare", it happened years before starring together in the movie and they were friends since the '90s. See more »

Goofs

The first time we see the bus driver chasing the bus his hat falls off towards the left side of the road. The second time it drops directly behind him to the right of the middle. See more »

Quotes

Julien à 8 ans: Sophie?
Sophie à 8 ans: You're mistaken. I'm Dirty Polack.
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Referenced in Rock'n Roll (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

La Vie en Rose
Music by Louiguy
Lyrics by Édith Piaf
Performed by Louis Armstrong, Donna Summer, Zazie and Trio Esperança
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Loved it... but perhaps for bad reasons!
29 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

I totally loved the experience of this movie... and the conceit of "the game"!

BUT what I really liked IS questionable... these were perhaps the MEANEST characters I've seen in a film who WEREN'T "bad guys" in years!

That said... THAT'S what I loved! These characters were completely selfish... withholding their feelings from each other for fear of being hurt... but then taking it to another level by dragging innocent bystanders into their game (through marriages that are PART of the game)...

Without giving away too much... what I liked about watching this movie unfold is what Hollywood never allows-- sometimes people just suck!

And the movie IS stylish too!

Yay!

Michael Carlin


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