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It Boy (2013)

20 ans d'écart (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 6 March 2013 (France)
Alice works for "Rebelle" magazine, where she needs to let her hair down to get a promotion. When Balthazar returns a lost USB to Alice, the appearance of dating someone half her age helps her. Does it get real?

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David Moreau

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Amro Hamzawi (original idea), Amro Hamzawi (scenario and dialogue) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Virginie Efira ... Alice Lantins
Pierre Niney ... Balthazar Apfel (as Pierre Niney de la Comédie française)
Charles Berling ... Luc Apfel
Gilles Cohen Gilles Cohen ... Vincent Khan
Amélie Glenn Amélie Glenn ... Lise Duchêne
Camille Japy Camille Japy ... Elisabeth Lantins
Michaël Abiteboul Michaël Abiteboul ... Simon
Camille Pélicier Camille Pélicier ... Pauline
Jenna Azoulay Jenna Azoulay ... Zoé
Camille Chalons Camille Chalons ... Fanny
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ... Julien (as Louis-Dominique de Lencquesaing)
Aude Pépin ... Flora, la réceptionniste
Arthur Mazet Arthur Mazet ... Guillaume
Sophie-Marie Larrouy Sophie-Marie Larrouy ... Clémentine
Marcella Sbraletta Marcella Sbraletta ... Jennifer
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The thirty-eight year-old ambitious and workaholic editor of the fashion magazine Rebelle Alice Lantins returns from Brazil to Paris and loses her flash memory in the airplane. However, the student of architecture Balthazar Apfel finds it and calls Alice to tell her. She schedules a meeting in the bar where Balthazar is drinking with his friends but he tells her that the device is at home. He offers a ride in his scooter to Alice and while he is putting the spare helmet on her, two coworkers of Alice see from an angle that make them believe that Balthazar is kissing Alice. They take a photo and posts it in the Twitter. On the next morning, everybody is laughing at Alice but the chief editor and her boss Vincent Khan loves the idea that Alice is dating someone twenty years younger. Alice decides to impersonate that she is in love with Balthazar to get a promotion in the magazine. But soon she learns that she should not trifle with love. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Comedy | Romance

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Official Sites:

Website Virginie Efira

Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

6 March 2013 (France) See more »

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It Boy See more »

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$3,176,374
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Dolby

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Delightful Romantic Comedy with a Charming Lead Actress
4 February 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The thirty-eight year-old ambitious and workaholic editor of the fashion magazine Rebelle Alice Lantins (Virginie Efira) returns from Brazil to Paris and loses her flash memory in the airplane. However, the student of architecture Balthazar Apfel (Pierre Niney) finds it and calls Alice to tell her. She schedules a meeting in the bar where Balthazar is drinking with his friends but he tells her that the device is at home. He offers a ride in his scooter to Alice and while he is putting the spare helmet on her, two coworkers of Alice see from an angle that make them believe that Balthazar is kissing Alice. They take a photo and posts it in the Tweeter.

On the next morning, everybody is laughing at Alice but the chief editor and her boss Vincent Khan (Gilles Cohen) loves the idea that Alice is dating someone twenty years younger. Alice decides to impersonate that she is in love with Balthazar to get a promotion in the magazine. But soon she learns that she should not trifle with love.

"20 ans d'écart" is a delightful romantic comedy with a charming lead actress. The Belgium Virginie Efira is unknown in Brazil, but she is an elegant, gorgeous and sultry actress that shows perfect chemistry with the funny and clumsy Pierre Niney. The conventional conclusion disappoints but it is worthwhile watching this movie. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "20 Anos + Jovem" ("20 Years Younger")


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