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Le Beau Mariage (A Good Marriage) (1982)

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Le Beau Marriage, aka The Perfect Marriage, is the second of Eric Rohmer's "Comedies et Proverbes". Beatrice Romand (the adolescent star of Rohmer's Claire's Knee, now nicely grown up) impulsively decides that Andre Dussolier-whom she barely knows--would make an ideal husband. Now she must convince him that she'll make an ideal wife. Leaving her old boy friend in the dust, Romand launches her single-purposed pursuit of Dussolier. But because she's jumped in and started swimming without first

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Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy

Eric Rohmer

Jun 15, 1999

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A comedy in the classic sense.

April 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Acutely exact both psychologically and socially.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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The scope of Le Beau Mariage is limited, but everything within it is well-defined and magically, unexpectedly, illuminating.

May 22, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
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It's the kind of soft film that Chabrol would turn into a thriller, while smearing the bourgeois lifestyle.

June 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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You might be surprised to discover that watching Rohmer's films consistently actually improves your own moral character, or at least alerts you to the possibility of change.

May 22, 2004 Full Review Source: ToxicUniverse.com
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Le Beau Marriage probes the idea that one can make love happen by an act of will.

May 22, 2004 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Despite its cynical look at the motivation behind some marriages, it ultimately has a romantic heart.

May 22, 2004 Full Review Source: Film4
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Audience Reviews for Le Beau Mariage (A Good Marriage)

I think the big problem with this instalment (the 2nd) of Rohmer's Comedies et Proverbes is that it isn't particularly funny. Beatrice Romand was much more likable as a child, I found her character to be quite annoying, perhaps this was intentional but for all the comparisons made between Rohmer and the films of Chabrol, at least Chabrol had the decency of killing off half of his cast - something that would have improved Le Beau Mariage quite considerably.
January 11, 2012
SirPant

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An interesting study on the hazards of adopting a moral code.
July 17, 2008
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