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I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single (2006)

Prête-moi ta main (original title)
Luis enjoys the liberty of being single. He has a smell for perfumes and thus money. However, his 5 sisters and mom believe that at 43, he should be looking for a wife, not one-night stands. They find candi/dates. He hires a "fiancée".

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Eric Lartigau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Chabat ... Luis Costa
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Emma
Bernadette Lafont ... Geneviève Costa
Wladimir Yordanoff ... Francis Bertoff
Grégoire Oestermann ... Pierre-Yves
Véronique Barrault Véronique Barrault ... Catherine
Marie-Armelle Deguy Marie-Armelle Deguy ... Axelle
Katia Lewkowicz Katia Lewkowicz ... Carole
Louise Monot ... Maxine
Luce Mouchel Luce Mouchel ... Marie
Christiane Millet Christiane Millet ... Françoise Messier-Lalande
Aïssa Maïga ... Kirsten Hansen
Tatiana Gousseff ... Francine Lebrun
Alix de Konopka Alix de Konopka ... Sandrine Philippi ex-Bourrague
Eric Debrosse Eric Debrosse ... Beau-frère 1
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Storyline

At 43, Luis is a confirmed bachelor, happy with one night stands, a success as a creator of perfumes. He has one problem: his mother and five sisters, who form an intimidating family council, want him married. Luis contrives to hire a woman to pose as a fiancée who will jilt him at the altar, leaving him disconsolate, with an excuse not to marry. He hires Emma, the sister of a colleague. She restores antique furniture and wants to adopt a child from Brazil. Things go too well: when Emma doesn't show up at the wedding, Luis's mother requires hospitalization; only Emma can bring her out of her swoon. It's time for a new plan that involves more tangled webs. And the child? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

How to Get Married and Stay Single.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Mars Distribution [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 November 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

I Do See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR8,900,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,178,449
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In the scene where Emmanuelle is in the kitchen with Luis' sisters cutting the coriander, one of them corrects the way she is wearing her dress. They adjust it so it becomes off the shoulder on one side. The scene cuts to Luis and as soon as it cuts back her dress is back to being on both shoulders. See more »

Connections

References The Bachelor (2002) See more »

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Si Tu Vas A Rio
Written by Jose Carvalho and Júlio Monteiro (and Jean Broussolle - uncredited)
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Horse and carriage
1 November 2007 | by richard_sleboeSee all my reviews

Behold the mighty off-screen presence of singer-actor Luis Mariano, the emerging patron saint of French comedy: Jaco van Dormael's touching "The Eighth Day" came first, then Djamel Bensalah's hilarious "Homeboys at the Beach", and now "How to Get Married". This one is more predictable than the other two, but it will keep lovers of happy endings satisfied without too much of a guilty conscience. If you are, however, like me and think romantic comedy is essentially a cuss word, this old-school vaudeville piece may be your one chance at reconciliation. Charlotte Gainsbourg, super-charming as usual, and Alain Chabat click as comedians and also make a very handsome couple. Oh, and *do* watch out for Virginie Bordes as Annick, the spicy waitress.


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