In Paris, Corinne "Coco" brings her chief Valérie to spend the Christmas Eve with her family. Valérie is depressed since she is newly divorced and Coco decides to tell the story of her sister Isabelle to Valérie to cheer her up. Isabelle is a dentist that has been living with and working in the same office of her boyfriend Pierre for ten years. When they decide to get married, Isabelle and Coco are worried about the family curse that every first marriage ends in divorce. Isabelle and Coco arrange a marriage for Isabelle with a student in Copenhagen so that she can immediately divorce to marry Pierre to live happily ever after. In the flight, Isabelle meets the inconvenient free-spirited tourism columnist Jean-Yves that is traveling to Kenya. When the student does not show up, Isabelle decides to travel to Kenya to marry Jean-Yves. She has the chance when they travel to visit a Masai people when they get married. Isabelle returns to Paris and when she goes to schedule her wedding with ...Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Watched this on DVD last night, and will be buying it. Why change the title to 'fly me to the moon'? - nothing wrong with the original. This is a ridiculous film, a laugh out loud in places film, and has excellent cast and scenery. I liked the way that the story was built up slowly from the wailing guest at Christmas dinner, and evolved gently. The French absolutely know comedy and while it may get a bit wacky at times, and beyond belief (think Lion), it's fun, and total escapism. I don't like this 10 line rule at all - especially when one reads other reviews that are much shorter. Online space isn't infinite you know? In all, an excellent film which has nothing offensive, caters for those with love of the absurd and is entertaining.
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