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A new romantic comedy about Love, Fate, and other Delicacies
A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.
Pez > Budweiser
I love Audrey Tautou. She’s far from the world’s greatest actress, and she appears in more bad films than good, but I just can’t help but watch any new film she appears in. She can turn what would typically be an insufferable two hours into an enjoyable way to waste away the time. However, even with my love for the elfin beauty, Delicacy is trite, irritating and poorly judged.
It is a forced romantic comedy using the springboard of a spousal bereavement to force together an opposites attract couple. If that sounds like a hard sell then it is and the film fails spectacularly to try and make you buy into a single relationship on screen. The early and smugly…
Delicacy is a charming romantic comedy with plenty going on under the surface, which sees grieving widow Audrey Tautou - who's devoted herself to work after her husband's untimely death - feeling a strange attraction to an ungainly, balding Swede (Francois Damiens), much to the mystification of everyone else, including him.
Tautou's films away from Jeunet tend to be either rather wonderful (like Priceless) or absolutely terrible and enlivened solely by her presence. While 2010's Beautiful Lies promised whimsical escapism but delivered only a refined form of cinematic stress, this potentially heavy, gloomy film does quite the opposite, tackling complex subject matter but emerging as a wonderfully entertaining romantic comedy thanks to real characters experiencing real emotions, a pair of…
This is the first time i'm not disappointed to see a film adapted from a book. I've been moved by the both. This film is the perfect mix of sweetness and emotion. The actors play their roles with perfection, sincerity and accuracy. A beautiful film, aptly titled.
A few sitcomish elements sometimes intrude - not least the improbable event that commences the central relationship - but this romantic comedy still doubles as a deep and resonant study of grief, with several unforgettable scenes, some very well-drawn characters and a magnificent performance from Audrey Tautou.
It's a film in which the female lead's best friend cries in happiness at her emotional rebirth, then makes the boyfriend feel like dirt when he isn't the vicariously enjoyable heartthrob she'd envisaged, a film where people hold a loyalty to people and events long past - despite how it's tearing them to pieces - and a film in which being polite about some soup is a one-way ticket to Sexytown.
A very good film, in other words.
Originally published on April 6, 2012.
Delicacy -- as in treating others delicately, not whipping up delicacies in the kitchen. Writer/co-director David Foenkinos understands that some things are too sweet for their own good, of which the adorable Audrey Tautou preparing desserts would undoubtedly qualify, testing whether it is possible for a movie to experience diabetic shock.
Sans cake or pie, Delicacy is still pretty sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. The story comes right out of the romantic-comedy playbook -- Nathalie (Tautou) loses the love of her life to a car accident, but by the end of the movie finds another. Even though we’ve seen this story many times before, however, it has never been told in quite this way.…
>tfw no audrey tautou gf
Siempre amaré a Audrey Tautou, y es algo malo porque ya con leer su nombre me gusta la película, solo por ella. Esta no fue una excepción, aunque se podría decir que tampoco la amé, fue cosa de que es una de esas tramas donde no pasa nada hasta cierto punto, el desenlace estuvo muy corto para todo lo que hubo que esperar para llegar a el, aunque también es algo típico en el cine francés (que me gusta tanto).
Es una buena película, a mi me lleno de ideas y hasta de esas ganas de alguien que suelen pegar(me) con todas las películas donde actúa Audrey.
About losing and finding love. A lovely romantic story, very funny, with interesting characters. François Damiens gave a brilliant performance, irresistibly both charming and hilarious.
*Emilie Simon - Something More
I love so much french moies. There ar so delicates, simple and charmous. I really liked this movie. It's about lose yourself and learn to lov again.
Pez > Budweiser
obnoxious and has nasty-looking tautou
Dejarse sorprender por películas que no sabías de su existencia, puede salirte bien. A mi me ha salido bien. Posiblemente no sea la mejor película del mundo, no creo que lo pretenda, pero en cambio, si tienes un día sensiblero, romántico, o simplemente el cansancio te hace dejarte llevar, Delicacy, La delicadeza, Delicatesse... es un buen film.
Recuperarse de un momento duro en la vida cuesta trabajo, Audrey Tautou nos enseña un poco como hacerlo.
No se puede evitar hacer comparaciones con Amelie, sería una torpeza, nada que ver, pero tiene una atmósfera semejante. Esta chica no envejece, pero yo sí, por eso he reído un ratito, he sentido tristeza en otro y he estado espectacte el resto del tiempo a que sucediera algo.
I thought this film was going to be cheesy so I didn't expect much from it but I ended up being so touched by this film. If you're not into slow films that doesn't have a definite outcome, this is not for you. If you like films that slowly unfolds then do watch it, especially if you are into romantic films.
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