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Director and co-writer Etaix does a fine, funny job in his commentary on modern marriage (at least, marriage in late 1960s France) and infidelity and the damaging power of gossip.
| Original Score: B+
This was the director's first film in color and both the French New Wave and the Swinging 60's show their influence.
| Original Score: B
A movie that wittily points to and sometimes upends its narrative.
| Original Score: 4/5
It may be a stretch to call the filmmaker a forgotten genius, but if nothing else, Le Grand Amour makes a case that Étaix was a fertile clown, overdue for a bow in the spotlight.
Along the way, Étaix satirizes the marmoreal chill of the bourgeoisie, the small-town gossip mill, and, above all, the absurd yet agonized, blundering yet callous delusions of desire.