Le Beau Mariage (A Good Marriage) (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 … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy
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Written By: Eric Rohmer
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On DVD: Jun 15, 1999
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Critic Reviews for Le Beau Mariage (A Good Marriage)

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A comedy in the classic sense.

Full Review… | April 7, 2010
Chicago Reader
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Acutely exact both psychologically and socially.

Full Review… | January 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.

Full Review… | May 22, 2004
New York Times
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It's the kind of soft film that Chabrol would turn into a thriller, while smearing the bourgeois lifestyle.

Full Review… | June 7, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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.

Full Review… | May 22, 2004
ToxicUniverse.com

Le Beau Marriage probes the idea that one can make love happen by an act of will.

Full Review… | May 22, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Le Beau Mariage (A Good Marriage)

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

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