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I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single (2006)

Prête-moi ta main (original title)
Luis enjoys the liberty of being single. He has a smell for perfumes and thus money. However, his 5 sisters and mom believe that at 43, he should be looking for a wife, not one-night stands. They find candi/dates. He hires a "fiancée".

Director:

Éric Lartigau (as Eric Lartigau)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Chabat ... Luis Costa
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Emma
Bernadette Lafont ... Geneviève Costa
Wladimir Yordanoff ... Francis Bertoff
Grégoire Oestermann ... Pierre-Yves
Véronique Barrault Véronique Barrault ... Catherine
Marie-Armelle Deguy Marie-Armelle Deguy ... Axelle
Katia Lewkowicz Katia Lewkowicz ... Carole
Louise Monot ... Maxine
Luce Mouchel Luce Mouchel ... Marie
Christiane Millet Christiane Millet ... Françoise Messier-Lalande
Aïssa Maïga ... Kirsten Hansen
Tatiana Gousseff Tatiana Gousseff ... Francine Lebrun
Alix de Konopka ... Sandrine Philippi ex-Bourrague
Eric Debrosse Eric Debrosse ... Beau-frère 1
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Storyline

At 43, Luis is a confirmed bachelor, happy with one night stands, a success as a creator of perfumes. He has one problem: his mother and five sisters, who form an intimidating family council, want him married. Luis contrives to hire a woman to pose as a fiancée who will jilt him at the altar, leaving him disconsolate, with an excuse not to marry. He hires Emma, the sister of a colleague. She restores antique furniture and wants to adopt a child from Brazil. Things go too well: when Emma doesn't show up at the wedding, Luis's mother requires hospitalization; only Emma can bring her out of her swoon. It's time for a new plan that involves more tangled webs. And the child? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

How to Get Married and Stay Single.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Goofs

In the scene where Emmanuelle is in the kitchen with Luis' sisters cutting the coriander, one of them corrects the way she is wearing her dress. They adjust it so it becomes off the shoulder on one side. The scene cuts to Luis and as soon as it cuts back her dress is back to being on both shoulders. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Donne-moi ton cul (2006) See more »

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Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight)
Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by ABBA
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Gainsbourg grates
6 December 2007 | by Balthazar-5See all my reviews

I love romantic comedies. I love French cinema. Charlotte Gainsbourg was fine in Claude Miller's La Petite Voleuse. But since then, her charmless personality seems to be the death-knell for everything she touches.

This is a theoretically fun movie, in which a middle-aged guy tries to get one over on his domineering family. And, being a romantic comedy, we know the way it's going to go. But Gainsbourg seems so affected as the hired-in fiancée, and so emotionally wooden, that even if she had the 'nichons' that her partner would have preferred (as I would), it is doubtful that she would have saved this forlorn if not totally lost film.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 November 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR8,900,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,178,449
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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