I Do (Prête-moi ta main)

2006

I Do (Prête-moi ta main)

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53%

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Total Count: 15

72%

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Life is easy for 43-year-old Luis, a happy single guy, fulfilled in his job of star nose with a perfume creation company, cosseted by his mother and five sisters. It could have lasted for a whole life, but fed up with mollycoddling and helping him, his mother and sisters decide it's time he got married, and the sooner the better!Surrounded and hounded by his family who think only of marrying him off, he comes up with an infallible plan: he'll find the perfect woman who'll pretend to be his fiancee and then, on the day of the wedding, will cruelly dump him. After that, for certain no one will dare even mention the word 'marriage' in front of him. But how do you go about finding such a gem? Luis sees only one solution: hire her! And it just so happens that Emma, his best friend and colleague's sister, has recently arrived in Paris and is looking for a job. The plan is underway. At the end of it lies Luis' freedom!

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Cast

Alain Chabat
as Luis, Luis Costa
Charlotte Gainsbourg
as Emmanuelle, Emma
Bernadette Lafont
as Geneviève, Geneviève Costa
Wladimir Yordanoff
as Francis Bertoff, Francis
Christiane Millet
as Françoise Messier-Lalande, Françoise
Tatiana Gousseff
as Francine, Francine Lebrun
Aïssa Maïga
as Kirsten, Kirsten Hansen
Alix De Konopka
as Sandrine Philippi ex-Bourrague, Sandrine
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Critic Reviews for I Do (Prête-moi ta main)

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (4)

Audience Reviews for I Do (Prête-moi ta main)

  • Sep 22, 2009
    The first half of this was entirely predictable and almost lost this viewer as it strictly followed the script. The second half proved much more entertaining as the pseudo-couple, Luis (Alain Chabat) and Emma (Charlotte Gainsbourg) moved on to Plan B after Plan A backfired. We always knew how it was going to end up, but the journey proved to at last move in some interesting directions after the failure of the initial plan. There was an interesting dynamic playing out with the women proving to be stronger willed than the men. The subplot regarding Emma's desire to adopt was handled well, and the social worker brought a little added humor to the plot with her constant confusion over Emma's status. If one can make it through the first half, there is a payoff at the end, but this could have been improved with a few more twists early on. Two stars for the first half, and four for the second, average out to a three star bit of french fluff.
    Mark A Super Reviewer
  • Jan 19, 2009
    Great funny, heart-warming tale about love, commitment and family. How sweet and enjoyable this French film is. And Alain Chabat is hilarious and he made his original idea of this comedy-romantic story amazing.
    Dean M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 11, 2008
    Charming, jaunty and very funny French romantic comedy in the veins of <i>Priceless</i> about a middle-aged man who fakes a girlfriend and a marriage to shut his sisters and mother up. Nothing ground-breaking, remains in conventional (if enjoyable) film territory from start to finish, but it's juiced up by a light touch and crack timing from two perfectly matched and charming lead actors: Alain Chabat and Charlotte Gainsbourg. If you're looking for a nice little harmless rom-com, try this or any other French import: few can be as fun, charming and un-stupid as they can.
    Pedro P Super Reviewer

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