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With: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Gilbert Melki, Jean-Marc Barr, Jacques Bonnaff�, Edouard Collin, Romain Torres, Sabrina Seyvecou, Yannick Baudin, Julien Weber, Sebastien Cormier, Marion Roux
Written by: Oliver Ducastel, Jacques Martineau
Directed by: Oliver Ducastel, Jacques Martineau
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 93
Date: 03/19/2013
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Cote d'azur (2005)

2 Stars (out of 4)

Lover's Leap

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

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Oliver Ducastel and Jacques Martineau's Cote d'azur opened the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival this past June, and five months later I can barely remember a frame of it. It's a pretty typical French drawing room-type comedy, with various lovers jumping in and out of bed with one another. It revolves around a family of four as Marc (Gilbert Melki) and Béatrix (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) take their two teens to a Mediterranean seaside house for the summer. Their son Charly (Romain Torres) meets up with a best friend, leading the parents to believe that he's gay, while their daughter Laura (Sabrina Seyvecou) dates a sleazy biker type. Meanwhile, Marc and Béatrix's current and former lovers -- both gay and straight -- turn up to complicate matters. It ends with a perfectly ridiculous musical number that, if you haven't fallen asleep, may leave you feeling light-headed.

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