Sunday, April 22, 2007

Movie Watch! - Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d'enfants

Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d'enfants (2004) - Shortened to Happily Ever After for America, this "crisp romantic comedy" is certainly a fresh look at the genre. Instead of your generic Kate Hudson or Jennifer Lopez you get the incomparable Charlotte Gainsbourg, certainly an amazing sight in her Parisienne wardrobe. Instead of Matthew McConaughey, you get three dark-haired, middle-aged men with equally receding hairlines but without any of the "hunk" appeal. These three men could be brothers by how indistinct they look. Throw in a cameo by Johnny Depp and a little bout of insanity here and there, and you've got yourself the French version of a romantic comedy - darker, richer, and more salient than any of the crap we produce here. 7/10

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