The Stroller Strategy (2013)
This charming, modern tale tells the story of Parisian Thomas Platz, who is suddenly made the guardian of a baby - then pretends to be its real father in order to win back Marie, the girlfriend who dumped him a year before. Stuck between staying a manchild forever, and proving he is ready to take the next steps of marriage and family with the love of his life, Thomas goes on an unexpectedly hilarious adventure getting the girl of his dreams to believe he has changed.
as Thomas Platz
as Marie Deville
as Paul Bordinot
as Jean-Luc Hamory
as Franck Del Rio
as Fabrice Le Gallec
as L'infirmière de réan...
as Flore ...
as Dr. Guérinaud
as Le professeur de sig...
as Le professeur de sig...
as Christelle ...
as l'infirmier à l'accu...
as JLH's secretary
as Marilyn Monroe
as Hotel Receptionist
as Françoise ...
as Older Woman
as Le Brancardier
as Jimmy ...
as Valérie's Son
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Critic Reviews for The Stroller Strategy
In what universe would a reasonable mother entrust a virtual stranger with her infant while she's in the hospital?
Unsophisticated, but would be fine if it either committed to an even more mannered, farcical tone or had more convincingly sketched, fully dimensional characters. It does neither.
It's a goofy, episodic trifle designed to induce swoons among the saccharine who coo every time they see a cute guy, or a baby, or a cute guy holding a baby while watching YouTube videos about how to change a diaper.
Cute to the point of blandness, tyro French helmer Clement Michel's vaguely amiable laffer scrupulously avoids all ambiguity, innovation or flashes of wit.
The result is not continuous laughter but 90 minutes in a kind of aerated existence, just credible enough to be amusing.
Writer-director Clément Michel forgot to give his characters personality, let alone charm.
Mostly you root for Mr. Michel's couple to reconnect simply so the movie will come to an end.
A script like this has dozens of possibilities, but most have been mined out by other films
Personnaz has a nice Gallic Adam Scott thing going, and Thomas's degenerate best friend (check) gets some amusing scenes, but none of lifts The Stroller Strategy out of the well-worn ruts of its genre.
Audience Reviews for The Stroller Strategy
It is hard not to fall in love with Raphaël Personnaz and Charlotte Le Bon, who are so charismatic and have such a great chemistry together, in this decent French comedy that may be predictable and full of clichés but has its moments and is funny enough to make it worth it.More
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