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Love ‘em, or hate ‘em, most of us have been wooed by a tale of cutes falling in love on screen. No matter how far-fetched the premise, how dumb the dialogue, or how predictable the plot, most of us have fallen for a romcom.
I DO (or, “How to Get Married and Stay Single”) is a guilty pleasure to enjoy without shame. It is a smart, well-written, well-made comedy. It’s populated with terrific characters and plausible complications that keep you guessing.
Luis (Alain Chabat) is the little brother in a family of older, domineering women. He has been unsuccessful in securing a wife. This fact is fine with him, but not with his mother and sisters who constantly nag him to find a nice woman and settle down.
With the help of a friend, he hatches a plan. He will meet and become engaged to the fetching Emma (Charlotte Gainsbourg). And she will dramatically leave him at the altar, thus indelibly breaking his heart. This trauma, he feels, will quiet the nags for once and for all.
But it won’t work out that way, of course. You can probably guess how it will end…still, what a charming ride.
- Currently 4.0/5 Stars.