Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Romantics Anonymous (Les Émotifs Anonymes)

The 2010 film Romantics Anonymous 



is my first offering for Paris in July.



It is a sweet and lovely little movie about two people, played by Isabelle Carré and Benoît Poelvoorde, who belong together. 



They meet when Angélique interviews for a job at Jean-René's chocolate factory, a small business of only four chocolate makers, 



which is on the edge of bankruptcy. Angélique is hired as a sales representative. When she goes to visit a client, she is told that no one wants the company's chocolate anymore because it is an old-fashioned kind. I can't imagine what that must mean, but it is very clear that the product is not what people want to buy. Angélique comes up with an inventive, and quite hilarious, idea to save the company.

Alongside the business aspect, we have a dear love story between the owner and his new employee. They are both terribly shy. He goes to a counselor and she attends 'romantics anonymous' meetings for people who are very, very timid. 

The joy of the film is watching what we hope will happen, happen. 

I just loved Romantics Anonymous. It is available (at least in the US) on Netflix Instant and DVD. This movie is one of pure delight; a true romantic comedy with a happy ending that is the perfect one for this couple. It makes the viewer feel wonderful about life. I couldn't ask for more.

12 comments:

  1. I loved this movie too, Nan. Great binges occur here, where I watch every French movie I can find, well ones like this one!

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  2. Oh, Nan, I really must see this soon. It looks like something I will love. Thank you.

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  3. Putting this in my instant que right now!

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  4. AW! This sounds perfect for my netflix queue thing, which we just recently subscribed. (On the cutting edge of technology aren't we !) i cannot wait to see what her idea was.

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  5. This film went into our (long) NetFlix queue a while back, so thanks for the reminder to pull it forward!

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  6. Adding to my queue... sounds wonderful!

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  7. I am quite sure you will each love this movie!

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  8. This looks just enchanting, Nan! I'll have to check out our video store. I'm beginning to think it is time I get netflix!

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  9. Sounds like the perfect summer movie! I think I already have it my queue, but I plan to move it to the top! Thanks, Nan!

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