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La délicatesse (Delicacy) (2012)



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Audrey Tautou is Nathalie, a beautiful, happy, and successful Parisian business executive who finds herself suddenly widowed after a three-year marriage to her soul mate. To cope with her loss, she buries herself and her emotions in her work to the dismay of her friends, family and co-workers. One day, inexplicably, her zest for life and love is rekindled by a most unlikely source, her seemingly unexceptional, gauche, and average looking office subordinate, Markus (comic star Francois Damiens). At first stunned by Nathalie's unexpected attention, Markus comes to gradually believe in her feelings and shifts into romantic high gear. As their relationship goes from awkward to genuinely loving, Nathalie and Markus will have to overcome a host of obstacles including everyone else's judgmental perceptions as well as their own self-doubts. -- (C) CMGmore
Rating: PG-13 (for some strong language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: David Foenkinos
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 25, 2012
Cohen Media Group - Official Site


Audrey Tautou
as Nathalie
Pio Marmaï
as François
Marc Citti
as Pierre
Vittoria Scognamigli...
as François's Mother
Olivier Cruveiller
as François's Father
Audrey Fleurot
as Ingrid, Charles's S...
Ariane Ascaride
as la mère de Nathalie
Christophe Malavoy
as le père de Nathalie
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Critic Reviews for La délicatesse (Delicacy)

All Critics (69) | Top Critics (25)

Although there's some meat on the menu, "Delicacy" ends up as lightly sugared and as gently bent as a fortune cookie.

Full Review… | April 27, 2012
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

It never hits the target, but its sincerity is surely preferable to the machine-tooled slickness of Hollywood models.

Full Review… | April 10, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

Foenkinos brothers' balance of light comedy and moody desperation is conveyed with a breezy cinematic style

Full Review… | April 21, 2013

Audrey Tautou stars in a light but charming French tale of 'Beauty and the Bumbling'.

Full Review… | March 4, 2013
Concrete Playground

A satisfying, feather-light serving of romantic whimsy.

Full Review… | June 30, 2012

Delicacy is sweet, but never sickly in its sweetness. Tender, but not to the point of mush. Great performances sell its unlikely love story, while innovative direction frames it into an entertaining and digestible package.

Full Review… | May 3, 2012
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Audience Reviews for La délicatesse (Delicacy)


Tautou is obviously not gorgeous as the movie painfully insists and her character's motivations are always unclear, while Damiens plays an idiot that anyone would hardly fall for, in a terribly written and poorly directed little romance that is confusing and goes nowhere.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


In "Delicacy," Nathalie(Audrey Tautou) and Francois(Pio Marmai) are madly in love. That is undone when Francois is fatally hit by a car while jogging that probably has more to do with his wearing headphones than with a karmic attack against their being so adorable. Regardless, Natahlie's friend Sophie(Josephine de Meaux) makes up for Sophie and the rest of France in the procreating department while Nathalie buries herself at work for the next three years.

Enter Markus(Francois Damiens) who Nathalie spontaneously kisses one day at work.

With an unenlightened message of couples needing to have kids as soon as possible on the off chance of any kind of tragedy, "Delicacy" probably did not have much of chance in the first place. Its never being able to decide on what kind of movie it wants to be(Tragic love story? Romantic comedy? Musical without singing?) pretty much leaves it for dead. That's not to mention the lack of chemistry between its two romantic leads, as Audrey Tautou attempts to cement her status as France's Meg Ryan, not exactly a compliment.

Walter M.

Super Reviewer

A delightful romantic film, starring the very talented Audrey Tautou as a woman who throws herself into her work after the death of her young husband. the tenderness with which this story unfolded moved this viewer at times, and yet it never became maudlin, as she slowly opened herself up to love once again with an unlikely male colleague. Marvelous acting (one has come to expect that from Ms Tautou) and delicious scenery marked this production. The last scene made the perfect coda to a nearly perfect film. Bravo! Brava!

Mark Abell
Mark Abell

Super Reviewer

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