Jeanne and the Perfect Guy (1999)
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as The Messenger
as The Plumber
as Jeanne's Mother
as Jeanne's Father
as Friend Olivier
as The Bookseller
as The Nurse
as The BDE Lady
as The Night Nurse
as The BDE Guy
as Self Maid
as Cinema Cashier
as Act Up Militant
Critic Reviews for Jeanne and the Perfect Guy
This odd mix doesn't work, nor do the Demyesque song-and-dance numbers, which are musically unmemorable.
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Audience Reviews for Jeanne and the Perfect Guy
A serious (even sad) story wrapped up with songs & dances- though some of which not really helping the story to move. A bit hollow, not impressive enough.
A bit of a misfire but still a poignant musical featuring the always brilliant Virginie Ledoyen in the title role. Some songs work well but due to the subject matter (AIDS) some just come out too over dramatic and flat. Notable is the performance of Matthieu Demy the son of French director Jacques Demy who knew a thing or two about making musicals (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg)
Jeanne has an appetite for love that can never be satisfied. Lovers at every corner of her life she is still in search of that "one". When a impromptu tryst on the subway with Olivier gives her butterflies like never before she finally finds herself in love, truly in love. Yet she continues her affairs but now with a realization that they are not what she wants, she wants Olivier. Olivier reluctant to continue the romance with Jeanne for fear of hurting her or worse yet her seeing him at his worse. Olivier reveals to Jeanne he has AIDS from a bad needle during his heroine use. This however does not scare Jeanne off and her love for him turns her into a new person who wants to care for him, but that is not what he wants. The two share a common friend that is an AIDS Activist but they don't know it. Then Olivier because severely ill and Jeanne professes her love and her infidelity. That is the last she ever sees of Olivier. She returns to the hospital to find he has left with his parents, and left no forwarding address. Much time passes, and still the pain of her lost love resides. She knows of nothing of his whereabouts and no way to find him, until she bumps in to a friend that accompanied Olivier on the subway when she met him. Then she finally learns her love has passed on. A musical about the french governments lack of concern and role in the dire conditions of their citizens and about the different classes in society from the immigrant workers, soldiers, upper class and economic dependency on credit cards. A story that covers all walks of life and the pains of love.
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