Una commedia simpatica tra piccoli drammi sentimentali. Anche in questa pellicola l'onnipresente razionalità dei dialoghi, e quindi dei pensieri, è mitigata dall'ingenuità quasi infantile dei personaggi. Questo è un tratto distintivo dei film di Rohmer, che a volte sembrano delle delicate, curiose e piacevoli soap-opera d'alto borgo. "L'ami de mon amie" ci regala una protagonista amabile, un fiore degli anni 80.
Usual, flawless, summer Rohmer. It's always about people falling in and out of love, confessions, misunderstandings and lots of bathes, but every time it's so damn brilliant you just don't get tired of it. I usually find freeze-frame endings cheesy and cringey and I hate them, but for some reason I loved this one so much. Endless hug. This retrospective's being a blast for me.
Perhaps not as psychologically interesting as some of Rohmer's other comedies and proverbs. This is a breezy, straightforward, delightful tale of the heart versus the head and how our desires, and that shifting version of ourselves that we construct and present to others, often deny reality and obstruct our opportunities for happiness.
Rohmer's oeuvre is the brightest expression of cinema's potential to observe humanity from a detached and estranged point of view. Nothing is more alien, and yet more desirable, than being able to observe the wholeness of humans' vicissitudes. It is the work of an acute scientist, an interpreter of empirical evidence, but also that of a sensible poet fascinated with life and love.
What a lovely movie from Éric Rohmer- a philosophical musing on the nature and morals of love that is also a great character piece. The moment at the end where the couples are wearing the reverse color patterns is just one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen!
Rohmer is a master of fables, an inventive storyteller who takes gold out of nothing. Each of his films makes the viewer want to live a bit inside of it, and it's no different with this one. His female characters are always so absurdly human that it is almost impossible not to identify with them. And the plot has the rhythm of life itself.
Rohmer's ingredients - articulate middle class pretty young things searching for love and meaning - are almost designed for me to hate this kind of film, but such is the subtlety and purity of his approach that he totally wins me over. He never pushes the sentimentality too far, and the setting of the suburban development depicts the vacuity from which his protagonists seek escape both professionally and personally.
Never in any film have the various protagonists bumped into each other in the street as often as happens in this! ... I always want to dislike the verbose , slightly dull middle class twentysomethings with which Rohmer populated his films but somehow I always get drawn in ... It definitely wont set your pants on fire but if you dig the Rohmer thing (which is a pretty unique) you may find it charming.