Love in the Afternoon ★★★½

I don't know if the distancing sensation of the protagonist's voice-over ponderings in crowded streets affects the direction of the story, but it sets a mood and the character neatly. The whole movie he's mulling over his moral boundaries, but they are always a theoretical construction rather than actually helping him be present in his life.

This overthinking of personal morals is enough to carry a story, but perhaps not for the entirety of this runtime. It all treads some water in the middle without necessarily getting boring. Compared to other romances with potential cheating scenarios it adds a lot that it centers on an actual discussion about the morals involved. And it's even better that it's part of a package of similar moral tales with slight meaningful differences.