He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (2002)



Critic Consensus: This romantic thriller puts Tautou's sweetheart Amelie image to good use.

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He Loves Me ... He Loves Me Not is a black comedy with a dramatic twist. Talented art student Angélique (Audrey Tautou) is wildly in love with Loïc (Samuel Le Bihan of Brotherhood of the Wolf), a married cardiologist whose wife, Rachel (Isabelle Carré) is expecting their first child. She sends him mash notes and gifts, and tells her friend, Héloïse (Sophie Guillemin of With a Friend Like Harry...) that, despite appearances, Loïc plans to leave his wife. Angélique also ignores the attentions of … More

Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements and some obsessive behavior)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Laetitia Colombani, Caroline Thivel
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 12, 2003
Box Office: $0.4M
Samuel Goldwyn Company - Official Site

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as Angélique

as Héloïse

as Julien

as Claire Belmont

as Jean-Louis

as Jean Timbault

as Sonia Jasmin
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Critic Reviews for He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

All Critics (82) | Top Critics (31)

A thriller that doesn't thrill.

May 29, 2003
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

An off-kilter 'romance' with a wicked streak of dark humor.

May 23, 2003
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Top Critic

It's more clever than brilliant, but folding two radically different interpretations of a kind gesture, a chance encounter and a Nat King Cole song heard on a car radio is a great trick.

May 16, 2003
Orlando Sentinel
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A dazzling diversion with dark undertones.

Full Review… | May 3, 2003
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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The film is deft, delicious work, but a very different romantic fantasy than you probably expect.

Full Review… | April 18, 2003
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A pretty nifty mystery about deranged love, and if nothing is truly startling, it's still smartly put together and completely entertaining.

April 11, 2003
Detroit News
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Audience Reviews for He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not


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It's tough to agree to sit to watch a romantic movie. Not really my cup of tea. But then IMDb had described this as a Thriller too, and so I decided to give it a go. And I'm glad I did. A simple story of troubles arising out of an infatuated teenager's misinterpretations of a married doctor's feelings. However, it's the slick execution that elevates the tempo of the plot & helps maintain the interest in this simple story. I liked how the writers made it as realistic as possible (instead of offering it as a no-brainer entertainer), and made such a crazy story believable enough with relatively few plot-holes. First, the story is told from Angélique's point of view, and thereafter the real circumstances are revealed. Although they don't come as twists as you kinda know what's in store, the effect is still amazing. I didn't like Amelie, but this one's exceptionally good. Indeed, well worth the risk. I was prepared for yet another disappointment, but it didn't come to that. It succeeded in overcoming my negative expectations. Entertaining stuff & a splendid experience. Of course, time & mood has played their role in it too. Some other day, I might have panned this flick for the very same reasons I appreciated it. Mood swings. For now, it's 7/10.

familiar stranger

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Decent movie, with an interesting twist that I wasn't expecting. A gimmick maybe, but a cleverly employed one that works thanks in no small part to the smart writing, and good performances. As typical for most French fims, this was a little slow...but ejoyable enough.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


This was one of the best French movies I have seen in a long time! Half of it is from Angelique's point of view (Audrey Tautou), such a happy, sweet girl that you really feel bad for her that she's being messed around by this married jerk. It is at this point, very visually pretty to look at - lots of reds and hearts, and of course Audrey is very beautiful. Then it switches as .....SPOILER....... Angelique decides to kill herself, and the story starts over again, giving you the chance to see what actually happened from point of view of the married man. Suddenly you realise Angelique is not exactly all she seems!

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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