Boris and Dimitri are brothers. They are both doctors in the 13th district of Paris and always work together. They devote all their time to their patients. One day, they start looking after a diabetic child raised by her single mother, Judith. They both fall passionately in love with Judith.
The co-writer of Serge Bozon’s great films, Axelle Ropert is a vivid, inspired director in her own right. She followed her beautiful debut The Wolberg Family with this warm, all-too-human romance. A love triangle between brothers and a patient provokes a melodrama that’s funny, sad and sweet.
I enjoyed this. There wasn't much action, but it was visually very vivid and it was touching to watch the two doctors and their everyday human struggles – the way they fit into their community, and were so close to each other, yet were still lonely and searching.
Doctors and Brothers, oh and they both fall in love with the same woman. What could possibly go wrong? Everything becomes hectic as these two men pursue her. She's charming of course, but will she choose one brother over another? Watch this suspenseful movie for love, romance, and a little chaos. As soon as you think you know what her decision will be, there's an unexpected twist right at the end.
Miss and The Doctors, while not a plot heavy film, kept me entertained. The films relies on dialogue to keep it interesting and it definitely delivered. The cinematography, while nothing new was well-done and visually pleasing.
Although the movie was very well made with intriguing dialogue and effective cinematography, the overall plot was a tad underwhelming for my taste. I had trouble getting enticed by the cinematic experience because I found it difficult to identify with or relate to the characters.
The French excel at this sort of film. It's not lacking anything in terms of film-making, but it is not going to knock your cinematic socks off, either. Axelle Ropert depicts the interactions between the main characters as they would happen in real life--there is what I'll call 'slack' in the dialogue and the story arc (false starts, long pauses, and a lot of phone calls). The overall tone is gentle and sedate.
The acting, cinematography and dialogue was wonderful. The mediocre thing was the story. It left me asking too many questions. Maybe I don't understand love that well, but from my experience, it was nothing like this. I would at least have enough self-respect to move on.