In New York, an aspiring novelist has a cinq-a-sept affair with the beautiful wife of a French diplomat. Cultures, world views, personal ethics and dietary preferences clash as love deepens, with remarkable results. Romance, drama and comedy.
When Brian and Arielle go to the Guggenheim, they view Edward Hopper's Nighthawks. This painting is not in the Guggenheim, however it could be on loan to them (which seems very likely, considering The Long Leg is not in the Guggenheim, either). See more »
Some of the best writing in New York won't be found in books, or movies, or plays, but on the benches of Central Park. Read the benches, and you understand.
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Without a doubt, BM makes the best muse any man could dream up. And yes, it is completely a rom-com fairytale... but a very well written, acted, and produced one as far as the genre goes. As implausible as it all actually is.. it has an irresistibility about it that draws you in, and even with a bit of awkwardness just past the middle of the film, it recovers and dishes out a reasonable ending. Berenice Marlohe subtly fills the screen with her beauty and charm (as casting choice, she works dead-on.. not totally sold on him). Looking at some of her images on bing she has the power to overwhelm the lens, but here in this movie, it's downplayed, and the production benefits. This is a well thought out and well made little film, and in a field that usually includes mostly stuff bordering on unwatchable, it's refreshing to find one might be worth watching again sometime.
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