An Amazing Couple (Un couple épatant) (2002)
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Un Couple Épatant (An Amazing Couple) is the second installment in the ambitious French-language trilogy directed by Belgian-born filmmaker Lucas Belvaux. Where the first film, Cavale (On the Run), was a film noir thriller, this sequel is a lighthearted romantic comedy in the style of a classic French farce. Schoolteacher Cecile Costes (Ornella Muti) is worried about her husband, Alain (François Morel). He's overly concerned with his physical health and well-being, so much so that he keeps his
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Each movie casts light on the others. And after watching all three, a profound blending of the stories percolates in your head.
Belvaux beautifully controls all three styles and stories -- even though he's least successful with the comedy Couple.
Boosted by Morel's subtly hilarious, hangdog performance, the film offers a cunning blend of door-slamming farce and whimsical marital love story.
It serves mostly as a linking device but stands on its own as a charming romp through classic French farce.
The least successful of the three, perhaps simply due to context. Without a disclaimer of sorts labeling it "A ROMANTIC FARCE," it's too easy to be confused by its tone.
This drawing room style comedy, with all of its twists, turns and mistaken beliefs is laugh out load funny at times
The movie threatens to devolve into chaos, but director Belvaux manages to keep his plates spinning and his own splintered version of romantic farce chugging along.
...grounded in the terrific comedic performance of François Morel, who turns Alain's paranoias into an ever-escalating parade of misinterpreted missteps.
Overall, Belvaux's vision isn't far removed from average fare on network TV.
It's all soufflé-light and very well-played, but the film might have been a little more interesting had Belvaux explored some of the shadows that fall across the bright surface.
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