An Amazing Couple (Un couple épatant)
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An Amazing Couple (Un couple épatant)
Un Couple Épatant (An Amazing Couple) is the second installment in the ambitious French-language trilogy directed by Belgian-born filmmaker Lucas Belvaux. Where the first film, Cavale (On the Run), was a film noir thriller, this sequel is a lighthearted romantic comedy in the style of a classic French farce. Schoolteacher Cecile Costes (Ornella Muti) is worried about her husband, Alain (François Morel). He's overly concerned with his physical health and well-being, so much so that he keeps his hospital appointments a secret from his wife. Thinking he's been having an affair, Cecile… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Each movie casts light on the others. And after watching all three, a profound blending of the stories percolates in your head."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Boosted by Morel's subtly hilarious, hangdog performance, the film offers a cunning blend of door-slamming farce and whimsical marital love story."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"It serves mostly as a linking device but stands on its own as a charming romp through classic French farce."
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
"This drawing room style comedy, with all of its twists, turns and mistaken beliefs is laugh out load funny at times"
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Overall, Belvaux's vision isn't far removed from average fare on network TV."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"Belvaux beautifully controls all three styles and stories -- even though he's least successful with the comedy Couple."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"This comedy built around marital misunderstanding is the weak link."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"The least successful of the three, perhaps simply due to context. Without a disclaimer of sorts labeling it "A ROMANTIC FARCE," it's too easy to be confused by its tone."
‑ Annlee Ellingson,
"The movie threatens to devolve into chaos, but director Belvaux manages to keep his plates spinning and his own splintered version of romantic farce chugging along."
‑ , E! Online
"It's all soufflé-light and very well-played, but the film might have been a little more interesting had Belvaux explored some of the shadows that fall across the bright surface."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Charmingly offbeat in the vein of early Woody Allen."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"More remarkable as an experiment than a film."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"...the fast-paced and unfolding plot will sustain interest."
‑ Kent Turner,
"...grounded in the terrific comedic performance of François Morel, who turns Alain's paranoias into an ever-escalating parade of misinterpreted missteps."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"The mixture of humor, suspense, and ominous undertones is effective but rarely inspired."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
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