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Relationship Status: It's Complicated (2014)

Situation amoureuse: C'est compliqué (original title)
Ben is engaged to marry a sweet girl, but then his high school crush comes back.

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Manu Payet (scenario), Nicolas Peufaillit (scenario) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Manu Payet ... Ben
Anaïs Demoustier ... Juliette
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Vanessa
Philippe Duquesne Philippe Duquesne ... Armand
Jean-François Cayrey ... Sylvain
Jean-Charles Clichet Jean-Charles Clichet ... Jérémie
Romain Lévy Romain Lévy ... Raphaël
Manon Kneusé Manon Kneusé ... Sophie
Alexandre Steiger Alexandre Steiger ... Pierre-Ange
Mohammed Bendahma Mohammed Bendahma ... Ben collège
Chanel Hoxha Chanel Hoxha ... Vanessa collège
Alexandre Desrousseaux Alexandre Desrousseaux ... Sylvain collège
Johan Seknadje Johan Seknadje ... Ben lycée
Ilona Hattab Ilona Hattab ... Vanessa lycée
Stéphane Godin Stéphane Godin ... Père Ben
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Ben is engaged to marry a sweet girl, but then his high school crush comes back.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 March 2014 (France) See more »

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Relationship Status: It's Complicated See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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2.35 : 1
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Only really worth watching for the exoticism
8 June 2015 | by Maynard HandleySee all my reviews

OK, so this is a romantic comedy, but a French version of the genre (with subtitles). Is it worth watching? I'd say no if it were an Anglo movie. You've seen this done a hundred times before. The bromance. The sloppy guy with no compelling attributes who, amazingly, gets not one but two hot women to fall for him. The only real question is will it go the 90% route (he sticks with his fiancé) or the 10% route (something comes up that justifies his leaving his fiancé). There's not much humor (or perhaps it doesn't translate from French).

The primary reason I'd recommend seeing it is that It's interesting to see familiar things in unfamiliar contexts. Do the French have bromances? Do they rely on unrealistic coincidences to move the forward? Do they use lazy clichés to get something to happen? Are their scripts the results of bizarre hatchet work, and based on ideas that seem to have been discarded along the way, but which have left fossil traces in movie in the form on non-sequiturs and character quirks that seem to have no obvious connection to the rest of the plot? Can they be Bechdel tested? Why, yes, yes to all!


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