Romantics Anonymous

2011

Romantics Anonymous

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Romantics Anonymous tells the story of Angélique (Isabelle Carré), a gifted chocolate-maker whose uncontrollable shyness prevents her from acknowledging her talents. Struggling chocolatier Jean-René (Benoît Poelvoorde), who also suffers from a similar case of awkward bashfulness that threatens to drown his company, hires Angelique as his new sales associate. Realizing she's attracted to her boss, Angelique decides to anonymously develop a new line of chocolates to save the company. With the future of the business hanging in the balance, Angelique and Jean-Rene must overcome their limitations and confess their sweet affections for one another in this delectable comedy. -- (C) Tribeca

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  • Movies that truly have the capacity to delight - that amuse and lift the spirits and create a warm feeling - are rare. "Romantics Anonymous" is one of those rare delights.

    Jul 19, 2012 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • In order for the script to crackle and the heart to move, you need to suspend more disbelief that proves possible here.

    Dec 1, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It'll be too light and frothy for some tastes, but it's bound to leave you with a warm glow.

    Dec 1, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    David Jenkins

    Time Out
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  • A sugar-coated change of tack from an underrated filmmaker. Won't win Améris many new fans, though.

    Dec 1, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A mug of warm cocoa with marshmallow topping that produces a comfy feel-good glow.

    Nov 27, 2011 | Rating: 3/5
  • An adorable, quirky chocolatier looking for love? One guess which country this heavily whimsical comedy hails from.

    Nov 25, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Romantics Anonymous

  • Nov 20, 2016
    Wears out it's welcome by the end, in spite of not being a very long film, but mostly it's a sweet little story about two socially awkward people getting together. The chocolate making side to the story is nice and had me depressed to be on a diet and a budget!
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 18, 2014
    A quirky love story between two people who are afraid of their emotions and taking a leap of faith. I like the metaphor the film posits. The actors are very convincing in their roles and quite charming. It felt a little too sweet and silly at times, but it is a very nice tale.
    Wildaly M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 22, 2013
    To aid her brittle emotional state, Angelique(Isabelle Carre) attends support meetings where she promptly faints. The job hunt goes much better when she quickly lands a job at a chocolate factory. But it is not the one she wanted, as Jean-Rene(Benoit Poelvoorde), the boss, feels she would ironically be perfect as a sales rep. While she valiantly tries to make the best out of a difficult situation, Jean-Rene is himself seeing a psychologist who advises him to take action. "Romantics Anonymous" is a reminder that they do not quite make romantic comedies like they used to and for good reason, considering that there are now rules against sexual harassment in the workplace. But in this instance, Jean-Rene is even more of a mess than Angelique, so why not, I suppose? And the movie, overall quite harmless as it is, does have its certain charms, not the least of which is the eminently likable Isabelle Carre.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 06, 2013
    Doux comme le chocolat...
    Eliza N Super Reviewer

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