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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

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 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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France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anonyme romantikere See more »

Filming Locations:

Sagy, Val-d'Oise, France See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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According to the director in the making of on the DVD, the film has the "slowest car chase in movie history". See more »

Quotes

Le serveur restaurant: [as she enters restaurant] Good evening, Miss.
Angélique Delange: I've come to eat.
Le serveur restaurant: You can do that here.
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Oci Ciornie
(Les yeux noirs)
Written by Yevguen Grebenka
Arranged by Pierre Adenot
Performed by Benoît Poelvoorde
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Chocolate and Love: Two delicacies deliciously served
13 November 2011 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS (Les émotifs anonymes) is a wonder bit of French fluff that may seem like a little love story on the surface, but has a lot to say about our current state of relationships. Written (with Philippe Blasband) and directed by Jean-Pierre Améris this little film takes advantage of the fine comedic talents of the two stars and brings a supporting cast of of actors to the table who demonstrate how fine cameo roles can be polished.

Angélique Delange (the perky, multitalented Isabelle Carré) cannot cope with relating to people: she is a shy young student in a chocolate class taught by M. Mercier (Claude Aufaure) who rises to the top of her class as a chocolatier winning employment in the finest chocolate business in France when suddenly M. Mercier dies. Angélique is without a job and is terrified of interviewing (she belongs to a group therapy session called Romantics Anonymous where the group shares their flaws in relating to people. She sees and interview slot for a candy business owned by Jean-René Van Den Hugde (Benoît Poelvoorde) - a man who is terrified of women as he works through sessions with his therapist (Stéphan Wojtowicz). Angélique's interview goes well and she is hired on the spot - as a sales rep!

Through a series of trial and error Angélique wins the friendship of the small staff (Lorella Cravotta, Lise Lamétrie, Swann Arlaud, and Pierre Niney) who understand the business is going bankrupt and together they stage a lessons on chocolate making that results is the staff learning all the secrets for the now defunct Mercier Chocolates. Angélique and Jean- René seem to find an attraction to each other but their emotional timidity prevents them from connecting until a big break comes: the business is chosen to attend the chocolate prize competition and in the midst of the trip the two seem to overcome their handicaps. But the future isn't assured until Jean-René attends Angélique's group therapy session, a place where they both must confront their feelings, and from there on the film dashes into a fun French farce.

The film is in French with English subtitles and comes off like an uncorked bottle of fine champagne. It is a fun, light, romantic little takeoff on how so many people must join group therapy just to relate to each other. It bubbles!

Grady Harp


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