Hôtel Normandy (2013)
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When two people who no longer believe in love find each other, nothing can get in the way of their blossoming romance - except for a playful farce of miscues, meddling and mistaken identity. During one fated weekend at the eponymous seaside resort, lovers, friends and rivals all find their personal destinies. Starring Héléna Noguerra as Alice, a banker whose husband's recent death has kept her out of the dating pool, and Eric Elmosnino (winner of the César Award for Best Actor for his role in
Sep 27, 2013 Limited
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Despite its nods to convention, this fairy tale has little artifice: like Alice, it's a Gallic product that's stylish, not slick.
There isn't a moment in Hôtel Normandy that isn't painfully contrived, yet, worse still, its mix-ups boast all the inspiration and excitement of a weekend getaway at the local mall.
Yes, it's a total cliché, but how kind of wonderful that the French are upholding this sort of corny but sweetly human traditional stuff even in the new millennium.
Jean-Paul Bathany and Stéphane Ben Lahcene's screenplay briskly sets up its game of musical chairs, but then lets its characters wander about the seaside town at a reliably mild velocity.
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