Boyfriends and Girlfriends (L'ami de mon amie)
Boyfriends and Girlfriends (L'ami de mon amie) (1987)

Boyfriends & Girlfriends is the sixth of French director Eric Rohmer's "Comedies et Proverbes" cycle. The sterility of the "new", prefabricated Parisian suburb of Cergy-Pontoise is used as the backdrop for the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 25, 1999
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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Mr. Rohmer, the most cerebral, most morally committed of French directors, is also the one who seems most aware of the particular influences of geography and meteorology on people.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

It's an utterly superficial movie -- a celebration of superficiality -- and utterly charming.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The film ultimately offers a romantic optimism that represents a new dawn for Rohmer and serves as a fitting close to Comedies and Proverbs.

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James Berardinelli

One of the things that makes Boyfriends and Girlfriends engaging is its ability to remain focused and intimate.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Rohmer knows exactly what he is doing here. He has no great purpose, but an interesting small one: He wants to observe the everyday behavior of a new class of French person, the young professionals.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A particular bonus here is the depiction of contemporary life in a kind of sterile suburban high-rise community that's rarely seen in the French cinema but that seems very typical of recent French life.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Probes the romantic yearnings of women looking for love.

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