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Wedding Unplanned (2017)

Jour J (original title)
TV-14 | | Comedy, Drama | 26 April 2017 (France)
When she discovers a wedding planer's business card, Alexia instantly says, "YES" to Mathias unaware that it belongs to his mistress. The groom is now trapped between his bride, and his lover who in charge of his unwanted marriage.

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Reem Kherici

Writers:

Reem Kherici (scenario), Stéphane Kazandjian (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Reem Kherici ... Juliette
Nicolas Duvauchelle ... Mathias
Julia Piaton ... Alexia
Sylvie Testud ... Clarisse
François-Xavier Demaison ... Ben
Chantal Lauby Chantal Lauby ... Marie
Lionnel Astier ... Gérard
Ève Saint-Louis Ève Saint-Louis ... Lucie
Victoria Monfort Victoria Monfort ... Johanna
Amelie Fonlupt Amelie Fonlupt ... Anna
Paloma Coquant Paloma Coquant ... Sara
Lina Messaoud-Nacer Lina Messaoud-Nacer ... Juliette 10 ans
Félix Bossuet ... Thomas
Marie-Aude Barrez ... Mariée mariage 1
Natalia Martini Natalia Martini ... Alexia 10 ans
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When Alexia finds a business card for a wedding planner in her boyfriend Mathias's pocket, she assumes that he is planning a proposal and instantly says yes. However, the business card was actually for Mathias's mistress, who is now hired to plan his unwanted wedding...

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Comedy | Drama

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Connections

Remade as The Wedding Unplanner (2020) See more »

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You Are the One
Performed by Angelo Powers
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Tainted love
2 November 2020 | by ljreduxSee all my reviews

Jour J was never intended to be anything more than a vacuous romantic comedy, and I think it does that very well. Reem Kherici (who also directed and co-wrote the film) shines as the protagonist, Juliette, and it's great to see Nicolas Duvauchelle playing something other than a crook or a bent cop (or both).

Maybe I don't expose myself to enough of this kind of comedy, but I found some of the slapstick scenes to be laugh out loud funny. Notably (and don't worry, these are not spoilers): the wedding scene at the beginning, the prospective bride's father slamming open the window shutters of his coastal home, and the dog chasing its ball at the wedding planner's office. You'll know exactly why I singled out these scenes once you've seen the film.

It's just a shame that one of the writers had to taint everyone involved with glaring plagiarism. The infringing content only represents a tiny portion of the film, but it's hard to believe a production can reach completion without someone noticing. Perhaps it's time Mandarin Cinéma introduced better checks and balances to prevent the same thing happening again - certainly considering it happened with another of their films: Pattaya. The same writer was responsible too!


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Country:

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Language:

French

Release Date:

26 April 2017 (France) See more »

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