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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:

Eric Lartigau
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Cast

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 ... Francine Lebrun
Alix de Konopka ... Sandrine Philippi ex-Bourrague
Eric Debrosse Eric Debrosse ... Beau-frère 1
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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

References Muthu (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)
Written by Claydes Smith (as C. Smith), J.T. Taylor (as J. Taylor), George Funky Brown (as G. Brown), Robert Kool Bell (as R. E. Bell) and Ronald Bell (as R. N. Bell)
Performed by Kool & The Gang
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A Pleasant Surprise in Waiting
8 February 2008 | by wonjoominSee all my reviews

Didn't know anything about the movie before watching and I think it was the "no expectation" factor that helped me endure at first and later like it more than I anticipated.

The setting was interesting, strange but interesting. The storyline had gaps/jumps that I think throws the audience off a bit. There's no great soundtrack playing in the background, creating the "romantic" ambiance. BUT they all didn't matter.

The chemistry between Emma and Luis was simply exquisite. There was some inexplicable strange chemistry that I couldn't resist; I fell in love with it and here I am, writing this review. The subtle love portrayal by the two actors was superb, and I believe, that is the core of this movie.

This movie is not an everyday romantic comedy; in fact, not all of us will appreciate it. I had to sit a while and then slowly began to comprehend the little things I didn't catch at first. I cannot guarantee everyone will like it, but I hope YOU do.


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Official Sites:

Mars Distribution [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 November 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

I Do See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR8,900,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,178,449
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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