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Joséphine (2013)

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Josephine doesn't like her job and keeps on having relationships without a future. Her sister and parents keep pushing her to find a good husband. To shut them up, she creates a handsome ... See full summary »

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Agnès Obadia
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Marilou Berry ... Joséphine
Mehdi Nebbou Mehdi Nebbou ... Gilles
Bérengère Krief Bérengère Krief ... Chloé
Amelle Chahbi ... Rose
Cyril Gueï ... Cyril
Charlie Dupont Charlie Dupont ... Julien
Alice Pol ... Diane
Caroline Anglade Caroline Anglade ... Alexandra
Bruno Podalydès Bruno Podalydès ... Le psy
Arben Bajraktaraj ... Le forain
Olivier Cruveiller Olivier Cruveiller ... Le père de Joséphine
Valentin Merlet Valentin Merlet ... Aymeric
Françoise Miquelis ... La mère de Joséphine
Sacha Toledano Sacha Toledano ... Fils de Julien
Claudine Baschet Claudine Baschet ... Mamita
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Josephine doesn't like her job and keeps on having relationships without a future. Her sister and parents keep pushing her to find a good husband. To shut them up, she creates a handsome Brazilian millionaire but her little white lie has a flip side - she loses everything to find the love of her life.

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Comedy | Romance

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References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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Okay, but not quite good enough
4 October 2015 | by orinocowombleSee all my reviews

Bridget Jones meets Meg Ryan in this fluffy, improbable romcom. The title character has serious body-image issues (unfounded of course) and serious sibling rivalry issues. Her sister's announcement of her engagement drives Jojo to claim a similar attachment, though at rising 30 she is living alone in her grandma's Paris apartment with her cat. Jojo's engagement is entirely imaginary, leading her into a maelstrom of deception and silliness worthy of Meg Ryan's worst.

The film is enormously derivative, and any fan of fluff will recognise the sources: the many, many "gotta have a boyfriend to show off at the party" films, the news story a few years back of the Japanese woman living in someone's apartment without the owner's knowledge; even the background music is strongly reminiscent of same in "You've Got Mail" (I was not the only person who noticed this when we watched it.) The individual actors do what they can, and their performances are good, but the script was weak and the end patched on. While watching this, we were all tempted more than once to just stop the film. I've seen many romcoms that manage to wrap up the silliness in a satisfying way, but this is not one of them. IMDb's board says that people who liked this film also liked "Vilaine" (which receives more than one nod in Josephine). Vilaine is a much better film.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 June 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bâu Bua See more »

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$4,727,775
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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