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An Amazing Couple (Un couple épatant)

An Amazing Couple (Un couple épatant) (2004)



Average Rating: 6.2/10
Critic Reviews: 15
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 6

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In the second installment in director Lucas Belvaux's trilogy, the comedy centers around how a husband's eccentric behavior leads to his wife having suspicions about their marriage. Cecile is a teacher who is still madly in love with her husband Alain, a hypochondriac who is convinced that a routine operation will take his life. He doesn't want to alarm his wife, and she mistakes his secrecy for him having an affair. Enter Pascal, who is hired by Cecile to track Alain, but who falls in love with


Drama, Art House & International, Comedy

Lucas Belvaux

Magnolia Pictures



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All Critics (42) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (14)

Each movie casts light on the others. And after watching all three, a profound blending of the stories percolates in your head.

June 18, 2004 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Belvaux beautifully controls all three styles and stories -- even though he's least successful with the comedy Couple.

June 3, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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Charmingly offbeat in the vein of early Woody Allen.

May 28, 2004 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Boosted by Morel's subtly hilarious, hangdog performance, the film offers a cunning blend of door-slamming farce and whimsical marital love story.

May 7, 2004 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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This comedy built around marital misunderstanding is the weak link.

May 7, 2004 Full Review Source: Denver Post
Denver Post
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More remarkable as an experiment than a film.

April 18, 2004 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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It serves mostly as a linking device but stands on its own as a charming romp through classic French farce.

May 9, 2004 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

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.

April 10, 2004 Full Review Source:

...the fast-paced and unfolding plot will sustain interest.

April 9, 2004 Full Review Source:

This drawing room style comedy, with all of its twists, turns and mistaken beliefs is laugh out load funny at times

April 9, 2004 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

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.

April 8, 2004 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

...grounded in the terrific comedic performance of François Morel, who turns Alain's paranoias into an ever-escalating parade of misinterpreted missteps.

April 3, 2004 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

Overall, Belvaux's vision isn't far removed from average fare on network TV.

February 7, 2004
Film Journal International

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.

February 6, 2004 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The mixture of humor, suspense, and ominous undertones is effective but rarely inspired.

February 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor

Audience Reviews for An Amazing Couple (Un couple épatant)

The whole is greater than its parts but the second installment of Lucas Belvaux's trilogy, An Amazing Couple, is not very good at all compered to the first and third films. The first film is the 'thriller' and this film is the 'comedy' but unfortunately, it's not very funny. Sure, Belvaux has interweaved the films very skillfully but An Amazing Couple really only belittles the first installment and adds nothing of real value to the story as a whole apart from bridging the gap between one and three.
November 5, 2013

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