Saturday, October 12, 2013

Un Plan Parfait

Rating : 7/10
Release Date : October, 2012
Time : 104 minutes
Director : Pascal Chaumeil; Writers : Philippe Mechelen; Music : Klaus Bedelt
Starring : Diane Kruger, Deny Boon, Alice Pol, Robert Plagnol, Jonathan Cohen, Bernadette Le Sache, Etienne Chicot, Laure Calamy

French flair, passion and an ability to do the craziest things with a mere shrug of the shoulders feature repeatedly in this delightful albeit predictable comedy

Since first marriages in her family have never worked out, Diane Kruger, who has been living with her love, Robert Plagnol, for the last eleven years, is determined not to take any chances. And taking her equally ditzy sister, Alice Pol, into confidence, sets off to have a pre-arranged marriage & divorce prior to the real thing. First in Copenhagen, but then when things don’t go as planned, settles on Dany Boon, all round chump and Lonely Planet’s East European guide, who’s being sent to Kenya to file a report. And lets just say things don’t go as planned again…

Jonathan Cohen, Bernadette and Etienne make up the eccentric remaining members of the family who are trying to explain how true love can happen at anytime to a sobbing, sniffling Christmas dinner guest, Laure Calamy, though not always in the politest manner, despite her being Alice’s boss. The acting is excellent throughout, with the scenes from Kenya and Moscow visually delightful as well.

This is one of those films which you know how its going to end from the moment you read the short summary on the plane entertainment magazine. However, the journey there is so delightful, you don’t really care…

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