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Second Chance (2010)

La chance de ma vie (original title)
Ever since he can remember, Julien is bad luck to every woman he dates, with disastrous results. But just when he accepts he'll never find true love, he meets the beautiful, sexy Joanna. And much to her expense, he just can't help himself.

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Nicolas Cuche
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Virginie Efira ... Johanna Sorini
François-Xavier Demaison ... Julien Monnier
Armelle Deutsch ... Sophie
Raphaël Personnaz ... Martin Dupont
Thomas N'Gijol ... Vincent
Brigitte Roüan Brigitte Roüan ... Lydie
Yves Jacques ... Maxime Dupont
Marie-Christine Adam Marie-Christine Adam ... Dominique, la mère de Julien
Elie Semoun ... Philippe Markus
Francis Perrin Francis Perrin ... François, le père de Julien
Frank Molinaro Frank Molinaro ... André (as Franck Molinaro)
Gérald Marti Gérald Marti ... M. Brochand
Jean-Louis Sbille ... M. Mexès
Catherine Claeys Catherine Claeys ... Mme Mexès
Elisa Tovati Elisa Tovati ... La mariée
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Storyline

Julien Monnier has a serious problem. Though he's a brilliant couples counselor, he can't keep a woman in his life for more than two weeks. Indeed, ever since his childhood, Julien jinxes every woman who falls in love with him. But it's not just any small jinx. It's the kind that sends you to the hospital several times a week, that destroys your professional life or that turns your friends into enemies. Julien is strictly speaking a true black cat for women. Joanna Sorini will soon learn this at her expense the day she meets him. A career that's just taking off, a love life that finally seems to be taking a good turn, all that may just change. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Ce mec est une catastrophe ou... (This guy is a disaster or...)

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | Korean

Release Date:

5 January 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La oportunidad de mi vida See more »

Filming Locations:

Hoeilaart, Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,963,891
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene involving Joanna and a taxi driver having trouble with his GPS is based on real incident that happened to actress Virginie Efira in London. See more »

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Funny and inspiring - a revelation after most of American offerings
9 August 2014 | by linakochanskSee all my reviews

A funny comedy - it started to feel like it is too much to ask in the past decade when every comedy (especially romantic comedy) is less funny than the previous one. I refer to American cinema, naturally. British comedy muddles along somehow - although it's hard to name a funny film released in the last few years - perhaps they have become too too forgettable. It sometimes feels like the only solution is to resort to 1930 - 1950s golden age films or the undiscovered gems of 1980s. Fear not, fellow comedy lovers, we still have French cinema. French comedy has always had a tendency to be fresh, expressive, charmingly physical and frothy - and luckily it seems like it hasn't lost that charming something that makes it so good.

This film is fresh, hysterically funny at times, quirky, ironic, wistful, inspiring and very entertaining - everything that a comedy should be. "Un plan parfait" has perhaps engrossed me more - but it is a lovely film on a par with "Heartbreaker" (2010) and "Love is in the air" (2013) . "Second chance" is a perfect rainy day film - it may not be easy to get dubbed or subtitled versions - but the effort is worth it.


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