Directed by Emmanuel Mouret • Drama • With Virginie Ledoyen, Emmanuel Mouret, Julie Gayet • 2009 • 102 minutes
When Gabriel and Emilie meet by chance, he offers her a ride, and they spend the evening talking, laughing and getting along famously. At the end of the night, Emilie declines Gabriel’s offer of “a kiss without consequences.” Emilie admonishes him that the kiss could have unexpected consequences, and tells him a story, unfolding in flashbacks, about the impossibility of indulging your desires without affecting someone else’s life.
“An engaging romantic comedy that's deeper, smarter and more pessimistic than it appears at first glance, a film with shrewd insight into the mysteries of human attraction.” —Mick La Salle, San Francisco Chroncile
“Impossibly charming and impossibly French.” —Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer