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
Jan 1, 1982 Wide
Jun 15, 1999
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The scope of Le Beau Mariage is limited, but everything within it is well-defined and magically, unexpectedly, illuminating.
It's the kind of soft film that Chabrol would turn into a thriller, while smearing the bourgeois lifestyle.
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.
Le Beau Marriage probes the idea that one can make love happen by an act of will.
Despite its cynical look at the motivation behind some marriages, it ultimately has a romantic heart.
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