A Good Marriage (Le Beau Mariage) (1982)



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Le Beau Marriage, aka The Perfect Marriage, is the second of Eric Rohmer's "Comedies et Proverbes". Beatrice Romand (the adolescent star of Rohmer's Claire's Knee, now nicely grown up) impulsively decides that Andre Dussolier-whom she barely knows--would make an ideal husband. Now she must convince him that she'll make an ideal wife. Leaving her old boy friend in the dust, Romand launches her single-purposed pursuit of Dussolier. But because she's jumped in and started swimming without first checking the waters, our headstrong heroine is in for a major disappointment. Even after she's down, however, Romand refuses to be counted out. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Critic Reviews for A Good Marriage (Le Beau Mariage)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Le Beau Mariage never really seems to get outside the groove that Rohmer sets it in. Even for Rohmer, a director with an indirect style and approach, the film is too oblique.

Apr 27, 2018 | Full Review…

A comedy in the classic sense.

Apr 7, 2010 | Full Review…

Acutely exact both psychologically and socially.

Jan 26, 2006
Time Out
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The scope of Le Beau Mariage is limited, but everything within it is well-defined and magically, unexpectedly, illuminating.

May 22, 2004 | Rating: 4.5/5

It's the kind of soft film that Chabrol would turn into a thriller, while smearing the bourgeois lifestyle.

Jun 7, 2010 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

You might be surprised to discover that watching Rohmer's films consistently actually improves your own moral character, or at least alerts you to the possibility of change.

May 22, 2004 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Good Marriage (Le Beau Mariage)

An interesting study on the hazards of adopting a moral code.

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