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Unfortunately, the tragic turn of events that leads Nathalie to throw herself into work for the next three years before she meets Markus fails to resonate, and seems wholly unnecessary to the central romance between the two co-workers.
The third act fares slightly better, but a melodramatic turn sparked off by a heated exchange between Nathalie and her boss Charlie (Bruno Todeschini) who also fancies her is amateurish and changes the tone of the film too jarringly.
Better still, their unlikely love story takes place against the age-old taboo of office romances- but even before the obligatory obstacles from both their personal and professional lives roll along, you already guess that the pair of opposites will eventually end up together.
Indeed, much as the movie tries to differentiate itself by injecting tragedy into the mix, there's little mistaking that first-time directors David and Stéphane Foenkinos- the former of whom also wrote the novel on which the movie is based- never did intend to veer away from the requisite happily-ever-after ending of the typical rom-com.
The filmmakers are so smitten by Tautou’s beauty that she’s rarely required to do more than look lovely.
And since Damiens plays Markus as a bland neurotic, the story never makes much sense.
Only the deep compassion of a stranger (Cécile De France) is likely to save him from the darkest fate.
Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. She is lonely in a strange country, in a strange city, with little money and no friends. See full summary » Michèle, 20 years old, feels terrible after having broken up with her boy-friend.
A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother. She meets Francois, who's a veterinarian and jewish.
Thankfully, the movie does finish on a winning note with a beautiful fantasy sequence shot in one single take- though that alone does not distract from the fact that the filmmakers lack the dexterity at rolling romance, comedy and drama into one.
The directors' inexperience also shows in the way they have both Nathalie and Markus narrate their own thoughts at random points in the movie, never using the voiceovers as an effective technique to get to know the characters better or to put a spin on the story (a la ' She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not').