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Change of Plans (Le Code a Changé) Reviews

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April 2, 2013
Ah yes...I love movies where the plot evolves and thickens out of a simple dinner party...except not I want cheese and wine....
March 13, 2013
I love this film!! The characters were delightful and entertaining. The movie spans over a year's time and jumps in time a bit which makes it a little confusing but totally worth it. It won't make you want to fall in love but you will want to throw a dinner party. If you are looking for a good French Film, then this is it!!!
½ September 24, 2012
funny srothy rom-com
September 12, 2012
Good ensemble, complex feelings, good expose of different natures of people...finely played and well directed; good enough for me...
Harlequin68
Super Reviewer
March 30, 2012
In "Change of Plans," Marie-Laurence(Karin Viard) and her unemployed husband Piotr(Dany Boon) are hosting a dinner party. But Melanie(Marina Fois) calls to say she cannot make it, putting both her patient(Isaballe Cagnat) and Marie-Laurence in an awkward position. So, she invites her flamenco teacher Manuela(Blanca Li) instead. All Melanie wants to do, she thinks, is spend a quiet evening with her husband Alain(Patrick Bruel), an oncologist, but reconsiders, a lot. Sarah(Emmanuelle Seigner) has second thoughts about her dress. Marie-Laurence wishes Jean-Louis(Laurent Stocker) would not come while her sister Juliette(Marina Hands) wishes she had not when she hears her very, very estranged father is set to put in an appearance, leaving her friend Erwann(Patrick Chesnais) only able to talk about the weather.

What's most notable about "Change of Plans" is its structure. After the dinner party gets off to a successful start, the movie jumps ahead a year exactly to show how the characters have done, better or worse, in the intervening year while revealing more details about some of the relationships.(If this sounds familiar, then you can credit, blame, and/or curse "Lost.") Otherwise, there is not that much else to distinguish this film except for the setting of the street music festival in Paris(why you would drive then is beyond me), a dancing scene and Melanie's prayers which speak volumes about how the only honesty in modern society occurs behind everybody's back.
January 7, 2012
nothing much in this movie showing a gathering of ten people around a dinner party that each have issues : affairs , family , etc...
November 15, 2011
Good idea...not so good execution.
September 27, 2011
la vida de un grupo de amigos se ve reflejada en un cena, donde cada uno con sus problemas, misterios y ademases trata de pretender la tan apreciada normalidad, a un año de la cena se muestra como sus vidas han ido evolucionando algunos con más caos otros con la calma que nunca pensaron tener. muestra fielmente la realidad de las relaciones humanas y los vuelcos posibles en las relaciones de pareja.

película agradable, algo difusa, sin una trama concreta, de humor muy poco, más que el de lo cotidiano sin exegeración, me parece más una comedia/drama que otra cosa.
September 14, 2011
This movie starts with a bunch of unhappy people going to a dinner where most of them don't feel like attending. Very soon you realize they are not only unhappy but also cheating on each other or completely consumed by anger or both. Anyway, it is worth watching. By the way, it is a comedy.
½ August 31, 2011
Genial!!! Nadie hace Comedia romantica como los franceses: freca, diferente, entretenida, graciosa pero con elegancia!!! Me encanto!!

PS: Hollywood, asi se hace una pelicula de vidas cruzadas
July 18, 2011
Thank you david - There are fantastic quotes in this movie
½ July 18, 2011
Interesting. Though a bit sad to realize how many unfaithful couples there are.
July 16, 2011
Una comedia francesa de lios de parejas para pasar el rato...
½ May 25, 2011
Ordinary people in ordinary situations.
½ May 15, 2011
how common are marital affairs these days? *sigh*
January 15, 2011
Sorry, been there, done that.
January 14, 2011
seen it ok its about this husband & wife, who work hard ,shes sings while he makes parts designer any how her best friend who she has not seen for five years dies and in her will asks them to look after her four children and thats what this is about its very funny
½ January 1, 2011
Lovely comedy. Patrick you rock!
January 1, 2011
Required much more attention than a typical comedy (in order to keep track of all the cheating and career changes). A nice mix of serious and humour.
September 9, 2010
Very strange movie, not for everyone. First 40 min getting very slow, you want to turn it off. If you have time.
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