Film Review: Romantics Anonymous

| 10 April , 2012 | Reply

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Ameris
Starring: Benoît Poelvoorde and Isabelle Carré
Sassi’s Star Rating: 3/5

If you’ve never seen a foreign film before or haven’t indulged in some “culture” in a while, Romantics Anonymous is the perfect film to dive in to.

Combining the gorgeous city of Paris and decadent images of chocolate, this movie screams glamour from the moment the lights dim.

Angélique (Isabelle Carré) is a gifted chocolatier whose treats are legendary in Paris. However her emotional issues prevent her from acknowledging her talents or claiming any of the accolades she has consequently won. Struggling chocolatier Jean-René (Benoît Poelvoorde),  also suffers from emotional issues, so severe that they threaten the success of his business — not to mention causing detrimental damage to his personal life.

On the look out for a new addition to his business to increase sales, he hires Angelique. Realising she\’s attracted to her boss and thinking the best way to deal with this is through her skills, Angelique decides to anonymously develop a new line of chocolates to save the company.

What follows is truly a sweet film, following two bashful adults, dealing with their own personal issues while realising that maybe what they’re looking for in life, is right in front of them.

Be prepared for quick dialogue and reading subtitles at a rapid pace, these elements do not detract in any way from the joy of  story and the visual delights of the film.

Forget the French films you may have had to endure during your French lessons at high school and take a look at Romantics Anonymous.

A word of warning, be sure to visit the candy bar before you take your seat. You’ll want to nibble on something chocolatey while your eyes feast on the visual treats on screen!

Romantics Anonymous is in cinemas now



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