Boyfriends and Girlfriends (L'ami de mon amie)

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Boyfriends & Girlfriends is the sixth of French director Eric Rohmer's "Comedies et Proverbes" cycle. The sterility of the "new", prefabricated Parisian suburb of Cergy-Pontoise is used as the backdrop for the colorful activities of the film's five principals (literally colorful, in that each character is represented by a different hue). The dramatis personae includes Ministry of Cultural Affairs worker Blanche (Emmanuelle Chaulet); Blanche's friend, computer school student Lea (Sophie Renoir); Lea's beau (Eric Viellard); unregenerate "wolf" (Francois-Eric Gendron); and his lady friend, iconoclastic art student Adrienne (Anne-Laure Meury). A windsurfing weekend is the scene for an elongated shakeup and reassessment of everyone's relationships.


Critic Reviews for Boyfriends and Girlfriends (L'ami de mon amie)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

  • Mr. Rohmer, the most cerebral, most morally committed of French directors, is also the one who seems most aware of the particular influences of geography and meteorology on people.

    Aug 30, 2004 | Rating: 4/5
  • Rohmer knows exactly what he is doing here. He has no great purpose, but an interesting small one: He wants to observe the everyday behavior of a new class of French person, the young professionals.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • It's an utterly superficial movie -- a celebration of superficiality -- and utterly charming.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • One of the things that makes Boyfriends and Girlfriends engaging is its ability to remain focused and intimate.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A particular bonus here is the depiction of contemporary life in a kind of sterile suburban high-rise community that's rarely seen in the French cinema but that seems very typical of recent French life.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • Probes the romantic yearnings of women looking for love.

    Aug 27, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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