“Make love, not war” – young extrovert Bahia Benmahmoud lives by this classic motto. In order to convert them to her cause, she sleeps with her political enemies – which means a lot of men, because every conservative is her enemy.
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A banal comedy about a young left-wing activist and her more moderate boyfriend trying to find themselves in a world that isn't as black and white as they would like, never quite figures out what it wants to be. Lacks personality and consistent characterization - the film is a muddled mess of mixed messages and styles.
I love the French for movies like this. There are so many layers to this romantic comedy and at times it is over the top but all in all it never gets to the point where I don’t believe the characters. Forestier is a great and daring actress.
I laughed so hard at times and sometimes I was almost in tears (the 30 paintings and the following scenes).
A wonderful, original and intelligent comedy. I loved it!
A lot of fun if one is in the mood for deep belly-laughs, thanks mostly to the subversively screwball heroine; emulating 'Amelie' in its opening moments, mature and politically-incorrect, it's a marvelous rom-com that knows how far it can go with potentially sensitive subject-matter. I'm grateful anytime I can laugh a little at the self-important French.