LES AIMANTS (2004)
directed by Yves Pelletier
starring Isabelle Blais, Sylvie Moreau, Emmanuel BilodeauIts hard to believe this film was written and directed by Yves Pelletier. For the ones who dont know him, Pelletier can be compared in some way to, lets say, Will Ferrell, with his crazyness. Yves Pelletier is a funny guy and has been known as such for twenty years but here he comes with a romantic comedy, and its one of the best in that genre I have ever seen.The plot is a bit comlicated, it invovles two sisters, many lovers, pretending to be someone else and a lot of coincidences. That kinda stuff is usually very cheesy but Pelletier manages to bring those coincidences without giving us the chance to see them coming. Its extremely well-crafted.You know how there are some films with misunderstandings that could be settled with just one conversation. In this film there are many misunderstandng but one conversation would simply ruin the plans for all the characters so we end up being stuck in a spiral of little white lies and funny misunderstanding making the film so engrossing.The soundtrack by Carl Bastien and Dumas is right on, perfect score, the performances by the entire cast is amazing. Isabelle Blais is cute, Sylvie Moreau is hilarious, Emmanuel Bilodeau is great as usual. Les Aimants is very well-written, probablt one of the most complete screenplay to be put on screen, even if its not too complex, its extremely effective. A very fun film that can only make you smile from beginning to end. Good stuff.