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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".

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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 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 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:

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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:

€8,900,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,057,369, 25 October 2009
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

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References The Bachelor (2002) See more »

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Boys Don't Cry
Written by Robert Smith, Laurence Tolhurst (as Lol Tolhurst) and Michael Dempsey
Performed by The Cure
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Comedy farce reluctant bachelor snared by his emotions.
4 September 2013 | by peru1-595-630106See all my reviews

First this movie (with its ending) is a formula comedy romance but well done. European movies often take a standard American fare (Doris Day Phone Game or Emails) and add 15 IQ points and stretch it out in a way that leaves you guessing a little---which over all is a much more satisfying experience. Europeans are also a little more cynical and the Hollywood moral nanny= never can a bad guy get away is not a wall they won't cross.

The ending seals this as stock kitsch/comedy but getting there had a lot of twists and good writer(s). I didn't find the main actor so great as the other reviewers did---he is too clownish rather repelling looking. One of my great puzzlements is why the French for less than handsome actors?? If you speak French the shocking bad language of the female actor makes it especially funny.

It so much the luck of the draw--I have Netflix streaming and they don't have most of the famous or popular titles...it is always a gamble. This one paid off.

If you want another good comedy try Mid August Lunch. It is totally unique and much better---or The Big Picture (in US) by this same director which is much better than this film. Well much higher production values and thriller story I like.

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