7 February 2009

Ma vie en l'air / Love is in the Air (2005) - A Review

Yann (Vincent Elbaz) is airline safety inspector who falls in love with Charlotte (Elsa Kikoine). When Charlotte travels to Australia for a year, Yann's phobia about flying stops him from visiting her and she dumps him. Years later, after many failed dates, Yann becomes attracted to radio presenter Alice (Marion Cotillard), but also finds out that Charlotte in back in France.

Marion Cotillard, who takes on the role of Edith Piaf in 'La Vie En Rose' later, is strangely mesmerizing, while Vincent Elbaz is just a little too confident for the slightly introverted and dreamy Yann. The attractive leads play it straight, leaving most of the humour to Yann's indolent best friend, Ludo (Gilles Lellouche) and a distracted airline pilot Castelot (Didier Bezace).

If you accept the improbable premise, the preponderance of good looking women in Paris and coincidences, then you could just sit back and enjoy this light romantic comedy.

French with English subtitles.

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