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Audrey Tautou is Nathalie, a beautiful, happy, and successful Parisian business executive who finds herself suddenly widowed after a three-year marriage to her soul mate. To cope with her loss, she buries herself and her emotions in her work to the dismay of her friends, family and co-workers. One day, inexplicably, her zest for life and love is rekindled by a most unlikely source, her seemingly unexceptional, gauche, and average looking office subordinate, Markus (comic star Francois Damiens). At first stunned by Nathalie's unexpected attention, Markus comes to gradually believe in her… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Although there's some meat on the menu, "Delicacy" ends up as lightly sugared and as gently bent as a fortune cookie."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Their princess-frog courtship has some funny moments, but the trauma and ongoing adjustment of someone losing a spouse is downplayed too much for the story to be entirely convincing."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Foenkinos brothers' balance of light comedy and moody desperation is conveyed with a breezy cinematic style"
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
"Delicacy is sweet, but never sickly in its sweetness. Tender, but not to the point of mush. Great performances sell its unlikely love story, while innovative direction frames it into an entertaining and digestible package."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Comedic actor François Damiens mines but never mocks Markus' awkwardness, thereby creating a winning portrait in decency. His tracing, with the ever-luminous Tautou, of the slow bloom of new love is a thing of understated beauty."
‑ Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle
"It never hits the target, but its sincerity is surely preferable to the machine-tooled slickness of Hollywood models."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"A charming French love story about a beautiful widow and the schlub who loves her."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Audrey Tautou stars in a light but charming French tale of 'Beauty and the Bumbling'."
‑ Tom Glasson, Concrete Playground
"With loss of tension comes loss of involvement and the gradual, delicate progress of Nathalie's inner life that is probably so well captured in prose, turns to an impediment for the screen"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
""Delicacy" is a decent and entertaining movie. But it is like a soufflé, one misstep and the entire thing collapses."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
""Delicacy" isn't going to set anybody's psyche on fire with its insights into grieving and emotional recovery, but as a crepe-thin romantic snack, it has its moments."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"From its very title, it's clear that "Delicacy" aims to be a sweet, light French trifle. That it is."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A satisfying, feather-light serving of romantic whimsy."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"The slow swell to a final resounding crescendo of light and happiness takes its time but is worth the wait as Nathalie finds what she is looking for"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"The movie depends on the viewer believing Tautou is irresistible, and it's so slight that a breath of fresh air would blow it away."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
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