Un Couple Épatant (2004)

Un Couple Épatant (2004)



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In the second installment in director Lucas Belvaux's trilogy, the comedy centers around how a husband's eccentric behavior leads to his wife having suspicions about their marriage. Cecile is a teacher who is still madly in love with her husband Alain, a hypochondriac who is convinced that a routine operation will take his life. He doesn't want to alarm his wife, and she mistakes his secrecy for him having an affair. Enter Pascal, who is hired by Cecile to track Alain, but who falls in love with Cecile instead.
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Magnolia Pictures


Bernard Mazzinghi
as Georges Colinet
Ornella Muti
as Cecile Costes
Pierre Gérard
as Olivier
François Morel
as Alain Costes
Gilbert Melki
as Pascal Manise
Catherine Frot
as Jeanne Rivet
Dominique Blanc
as Agnes Manise
Lucas Belvaux
as Bruno Le Roux
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Critic Reviews for Un Couple Épatant

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (15)

Each movie casts light on the others. And after watching all three, a profound blending of the stories percolates in your head.

Full Review… | June 18, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

Belvaux beautifully controls all three styles and stories -- even though he's least successful with the comedy Couple.

June 3, 2004
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Charmingly offbeat in the vein of early Woody Allen.

Full Review… | May 28, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Boosted by Morel's subtly hilarious, hangdog performance, the film offers a cunning blend of door-slamming farce and whimsical marital love story.

Full Review… | May 7, 2004
Seattle Times
Top Critic

This comedy built around marital misunderstanding is the weak link.

May 7, 2004
Denver Post
Top Critic

More remarkable as an experiment than a film.

Full Review… | April 18, 2004
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Un Couple Épatant

You know it's hard out here for a lonely hypochondriac in this comedy, the second in a trilogy of interlocking stories and themes. As with all three films, the whole is greater than its parts, but on its own, 'An Amazing Couple'''s pileup of misunderstandings is more exhausting than clever.

C.J. Arellano
C.J. Arellano

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