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The Art of Love (2011)

L'art d'aimer (original title)
The Art of Love (L'art d'aimer) is composed of several chapters following several Parisian couples. Isabelle (Julie Depardieu) has not had sex in a year. She declines an offer from her ... See full summary »

Director:

Emmanuel Mouret

Writer:

Emmanuel Mouret (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmanuel Mouret ... Louis
Pascale Arbillot ... Zoé
Ariane Ascaride ... Emmanuelle
Frédérique Bel ... La voisine d'Achille
François Cluzet ... Achille
Julie Depardieu ... Isabelle
Judith Godrèche ... Amélie
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ... Ludovic
Philippe Magnan ... Paul
Stanislas Merhar ... Laurent
Élodie Navarre ... Vanessa
Laurent Stocker ... Boris (as Laurent Stocker de la Comédie Française)
Gaspard Ulliel ... William
Michaël Cohen ... Le mari de Zoé
Mélanie Chaney Mélanie Chaney ... Annabelle
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The Art of Love (L'art d'aimer) is composed of several chapters following several Parisian couples. Isabelle (Julie Depardieu) has not had sex in a year. She declines an offer from her friend Zoé (Pascale Arbillot) to "borrow" her husband and instead winds up impersonating Amélie (Judith Godrèche), another friend who cannot bring herself to sleep with her buddy, Boris (Laurent Stocker). The singleton Achille (François Cluzet) thinks his prayers have been answered when his svelte new neighbor (Frédérique Bel) knocks on his door wearing a negligee and suggests they have an affair. In another chapter, a middle-aged couple's marriage is threatened when wife Emmanuelle (Ariane Ascaride) finds herself lusting after every attractive man she lays eyes upon and a pair of young lovers (Elodie Navarre and Gaspard Ulliel) discover the pangs of jealousy.

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Comedy | Romance

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Piano Sonata No 16, Andante
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
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The Most Egregious Piece Of Mediocre Imitative Crap...
18 April 2012 | by salfan2See all my reviews

This filmmaker should have his license to create films revoked until he's actually lived some life, as opposed to regurgitating tone and moments from Woody Allen, Rohmer and Truffaut. But without their wit and intelligence. I just saw this dreadful waste of time at COLCOA in Los Angeles. I've never wanted to shoot an off-screen narrator in the larynx before, but the vapid, pointless words coming at the audience to tie the random bits together is painful to listen to. And the incessant piano music from Mozart and Chopin to give the movie some class, or provide an ironic counterpoint counts as some kind of elder master musical abuse. All of the talented actors are utterly wasted as they serve the one-dimensional puppetry manipulated by the writer/director to fulfill his desperate attempt to be humorous. This film is the problem with film-school geeks who've been unjustly praised for their early short work, but have NO idea how human beings actually behave.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 November 2011 (France) See more »

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$1,999,775
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1.85 : 1
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