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Romantics Anonymous(Les émotifs anonymes)

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France, Belgium · 2010
1h 20m
Director Jean-Pierre Améris
Starring Isabelle Carré, Benoît Poelvoorde, Lorella Cravotta, Lise Lamétrie
Genre Drama, Comedy, Romance

René and Angélique have a lot in common: both are gifted chocolatiers, both are uncontrollably shy, and both suffer from hyper-emotionalism. But when René hires Angélique to save his chocolate shop, will their similarities spell disaster or is it a recipe for love?

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A delicious comedy-romance with a sweet-toothed twist from Gallic director Jean-Pierre Ameris ("Lightweight").


Empire by David Parkinson

Charming but uneven, director Améris's film doesn't know whether to make us laugh or cry, and ends up doing neither. Still, a smart script offers plenty to keep incurable romantics happy.


Time Out by Eric Hynes

It's no recipe for hilarity or pitter-pattering hearts, but like our hero's sweets, this pleasant, delicate confection goes down easy enough.


San Francisco Chronicle by Mick LaSalle

The word "delightful" is thrown around so much that it often means nothing. 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.


Village Voice by Nick Pinkerton

Améris's recipe here calls for everything in moderation, resulting in a movie that never threatens to offend nor, particularly, to delight, though it does offer a good view on a modestly charming actors' duet.


The New York Times by Stephen Holden

Romantics Anonymous might vaporize if the director and the actors didn't have such easy command over the tone of this singularly Gallic fairy tale. If you added a dozen songs and brought it to the stage it would be completely at home.

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