A Good Marriage (Le Beau Mariage)
A Good Marriage (Le Beau Mariage) (1982)

Le Beau Marriage, aka The Perfect Marriage, is the second of Eric Rohmer's "Comedies et Proverbes". Beatrice Romand (the adolescent star of Rohmer's Claire's Knee, now nicely grown up) impulsively decides that Andre… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1982
DVD Release Date: June 15, 1999
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A comedy in the classic sense.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's the kind of soft film that Chabrol would turn into a thriller, while smearing the bourgeois lifestyle.

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Despite its cynical look at the motivation behind some marriages, it ultimately has a romantic heart.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

Acutely exact both psychologically and socially.

Dan Callahan

You might be surprised to discover that watching Rohmer's films consistently actually improves your own moral character, or at least alerts you to the possibility of change.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The scope of Le Beau Mariage is limited, but everything within it is well-defined and magically, unexpectedly, illuminating.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Le Beau Marriage probes the idea that one can make love happen by an act of will.

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Anthony Valletta
An interesting study on the hazards of adopting a moral code.