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IT'S FRENCH. IT'S SEXY. AND THIS TIME THE WIFE HAS THE MISTRESS

GEOMETRY FOR A ROMANTIC COMedy: triangle involving a married couple and another woman. The French do this in their sleep, maybe in their dreams. Since the formula is so familiar, they know the trick is to tweak it. Remember Too Beautiful for You, where Gerard Depardieu spurns gorgeous wife Carole Bouquet for dumpy secretary Josiane Balasko? This time writing and directing as well as starring, Balasko has wrung another variation on the old gag. Husband, wife, lesbian interloper. French Twist.

Laurent (Alain Chabat), a real estate dealer, cheats on his wife Loli (Victoria Abril) but insists--men are such romantics--that she is...

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