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Romantics Anonymous (2010)

Les émotifs anonymes (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 25 November 2011 (USA)
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What happens when a man and a woman share a common passion? They fall in love. And this is what happens to Jean-René, the boss of a small chocolate factory, and Angélique, a gifted ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Benoît Poelvoorde ... Jean-René Van Den Hugde
Isabelle Carré ... Angélique Delange
Lorella Cravotta Lorella Cravotta ... Magda
Lise Lamétrie Lise Lamétrie ... Suzanne
Swann Arlaud ... Antoine
Pierre Niney ... Ludo
Stéphan Wojtowicz ... Le psychologue
Jacques Boudet ... Rémi, un émotif anonyme
Alice Pol ... Adèle, une émotive anonyme
Céline Duhamel Céline Duhamel ... Mimi, une émotive anonyme
Philippe Fretun Philippe Fretun ... Maxime, un émotif anonyme
Grégoire Ludig ... Julien, un émotif anonyme
Philippe Gaulé Philippe Gaulé ... Philippe, un émotif anonyme
Joëlle Séchaud ... Joëlle, une émotive anonyme
Isabelle Gruault Isabelle Gruault ... Sylviane, une émotive anonyme
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What happens when a man and a woman share a common passion? They fall in love. And this is what happens to Jean-René, the boss of a small chocolate factory, and Angélique, a gifted chocolate maker he has just hired. What occurs when a highly emotional man meets a highly emotional woman? They fall in love, and this is what occurs to Jean-René and Angélique who share the same handicap. But being pathologically timid does not make things easy for them. So whether they will manage to get together, join their solitudes and live happily ever after is a guessing matter. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

According to the director in the making of on the DVD, the film has the "slowest car chase in movie history". See more »

Quotes

Jean-René Van Den Hugde: Oh well. Phew!
Le psychologue: What do you mean, "Phew"?
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Connections

References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Oci Ciornie
(Les yeux noirs)
Written by Yevguen Grebenka
Arranged by Pierre Adenot
Performed by Benoît Poelvoorde
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frothy fun
26 December 2011 | by CountZero313See all my reviews

Angélique (Isabelle Carré) is an expert chocolatier, the woman behind the legendary The Hermit who conquered all in the choco stakes. She is also cripplingly shy, and uses various ploys to hide her true nature. She gets job as a sales rep at a small chocolate makers, and embarks on a haphazard romance with the equally shy Jean-René (Benoît Poelvoorde), her erstwhile boss, all the while saving the company from bankruptcy.

The film works because Carré and Poelvoorde are perfectly matched, two hapless souls inadvertently thrown together by the fates. The film does not shock or surprise, instead the satisfaction is in seeing the usual romcom set-ups pulled off with aplomb. A mix-up at the hotel sees the couple go to extremes to avoid sharing a double bed. Once love has been established a farcical car chase ensues to bring all the principals together. A psychiatrist plies Jean-René with cues to reveal his inner thoughts. At one point, he ironically repeats his father's mantra about hoping nothing happens to us. His tears seem genuine and a rare moment of depth in what is shallow but well-executed fun.

The only jarring points are when the film tries too hard to be cute, the one song in the middle by Angélique being the example that comes to mind. These points ripple rather than jar, and on the whole this is wholesome, lighthearted fare that will bring a smile to you face.


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Release Date:

25 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sagy, Val-d'Oise, France See more »

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