An Amazing Couple (Un couple épatant)
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An Amazing Couple (Un couple épatant)
In the second installment in director Lucas Belvaux's trilogy, the comedy centers around how a husband's eccentric behavior leads to his wife having suspicions about their marriage. Cecile is a teacher who is still madly in love with her husband Alain, a hypochondriac who is convinced that a routine operation will take his life. He doesn't want to alarm his wife, and she mistakes his secrecy for him having an affair. Enter Pascal, who is hired by Cecile to track Alain, but who falls in love with Cecile instead.
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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