As adults, best friends Julien and Sophie continue the odd game they started as children -- a fearless competition to outdo one another with daring and outrageous stunts. While they often act out to relieve one another's pain, their game might be a way to avoid the fact that they are truly meant for one another.
Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy.
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In 1950s France, Gabrielle is a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man when she is sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones. Gabrielle yearns to free herself and run away with André.
Julien, 8, is confronted with his mother's cancer, while Sophie has to face the xenophobia of other schoolchildren. Soon they become inseparable and invent a game: "cape or not cap? " (able or unable ?).
Julien Janvier lost his mother young, drifted apart from his working class father and ever closer to confident Sophie Kowalsky, the Polish class outsider. Their dares game, symbolized by an interchanged music-box, grows ever bolder, regardless of harm to others and each-other. In his college years, it even suspends their relationship and toys with their marriages, but they are drawn back to each-other irresistibly.Written by
Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet played a couple in this movie and in 2007 they started dating. In 2011, their first child was born. The two actors didn't met on the set of "Love Me If You Dare", it happened years before starring together in the movie and they were friends since the '90s. See more »
The first time we see the bus driver chasing the bus his hat falls off towards the left side of the road. The second time it drops directly behind him to the right of the middle. See more »
Julien à 8 ans:
Friends are like eyeglasses. They make you look smart, but get scratched and then bore you. Luckily, sometimes, you get super cool glasses. Me... I've got Sophie!
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"Love Me If You Dare (Jeux d'enfants)" has a premise not unlike "40 Days and 40 Nights" and "How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days" in bringing the attractive lovers together, apart, and together on a dare.
But where the Hollywood movies pretty much only involve hurt feelings solved with a heartfelt apology, debut writer/director Yann Samuell has his characters play for deeper stakes that bitterly cut to the psychological core of each damaged partner.
Imaginative cinematography by Antoine Roch and special effects keep you guessing what is real or fantasy or flash forward or metaphor and keeps vengeance from overwhelming the romantic comedy mode.
The white on white subtitles are the most illegible I've seen in years, but the clever uses of many cover versions of "La Vie en Rose" will have you humming the song as you leave the theater.
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