Delicacy

Delicacy

Delicacy

French romantic comedy starring Audrey Tautou (Amelie) as a happy and successful Parisian business woman who suddenly finds herself widowed after a three-year marriage to her soul mate. Nathalie immerses herself in her work to cope with the loss, and only begins to rekindle her zest for life when she discovers an unlikely kind of romance with her seemingly unexceptional, awkward office subordinate Markus (Francois Damiens, Heartbreaker). Stunned by her attention, Markus can't believe his luck and they begin a clumsy relationship, one that's opposed by both Nathalie's friends and colleagues.

2011Rating: M, contains offensive language109 minsFranceFrench and Swedish with English subtitles
ComedyDramaRomanceWorld Cinema

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Total Film

Total Film

You might think that spousal bereavement and whimsical romantic comedy would make uneasy bedfellows, and you'd be somewhat right, as the debut from French duo Stéphane and David Foenkinos doesn't quite reconcile the divide between premise and tone.

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Time Out

Time Out

It's a rebound-romance movie that's simplistic but sweet, an uncomplicated cinematic bonbon. It'll only take a few quick bites, however, before you'll be ready to move on to something meatier.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It's a lightweight romance that occasionally shows a sense of humor but seems afraid to turn it loose.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

'Delicacy' is a sweetheart of a love story, and cornball from stem to stern.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

The two stars appear to be as bewildered by the turn of events as we are.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

The storytelling is a little muddled but Tautou brings all her elfine charm to bear. The real revelation, though, is François Damiens, who steals the show as her unlikely love interest.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The movie is caught between the poignancy of the everyday and the exaggerations of fiction.

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