Jack is a neurotic New Yorker travelling around Europe with his bohemian French girlfriend, Marion. When they make an express stopover in her hometown, Paris, the romantic trip takes a crooked turn as Jack becomes savvy to her offbeat family and promiscuous past.
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Funny, poignant, sad, ironic and incredibly endearing this is a romantic comedy with heart, soul and the ability to laugh at itself and us human beings and our relationships while proving the importance of having them. That final monologue never fails to bring me to tears.
Obnoxiously close to my last relationship. Hit home in a big way. I actually somehow saw the film without the subtitles but was able to glean all that was happening despite this and I'm glad that this was the way I saw it. It made me identify even more closely with Adam Goldberg's character in his confusion with her culture and her falsehoods. Beautifully written and sensitively directed by Delpy.
Badly written, especially the incessant voiceover, obvious, too many tiresome stereotypes (neurotic, hypochondriac Jewish guy, American who balks at food, sex obsessed philosophizing Frenchmen, sexually jealous men) and the plotting is simply awful. The plus side: It has handful of small moments that nicely capture relationships.
Mostly good movie but it loses itself towards the end. The whole annoying/unlikable characters being mean to each other kind of films are tricky to pull off and this one works 85% of the time. Good scenes and acting was fine but very rough finish.
"It always fascinated me how people go from loving you madly to nothing at all. Another wasted love story, then we'll slowly think of each other less and less until we forget each other completely. Always the same for me. Break up, break down. Drunk up, fool around.Meet one guy, then another, fuck around. Forget. Then start again to look for love, meet a new love, swear it is the one, until that one is gone as well."