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Published February 15th 2016
The French know how to do romance, even midair
Amour et Turbulences is a heartfelt French romantic comedy released in 2013, and is directed by Alexandre Castagnetti. If you're a fan of foreign films that are warm, humorous and witty, then this is a must see.
A classical French musical note introduces you to both protagonists, Antoine and Julie. Polar opposites, you are instantly given an insight into the worlds of each character.
Antoine, the charismatic and careless playboy works and lives in New York City as a lawyer and decides to revisit Paris in search of a new job. Julie, a quirky and reserved artist is also travelling back to Paris, and back to her soon-to-be husband, when she is surprisingly and unknowingly upgraded to business class and seated next to Antoine.This is when the film really begins, as an intense romantic history exists between Julie and Antoine.
Both characters are fueled by their bitter breakup, which occurred three years prior. As the movie unfolds, so does their love story; vivid memories and snapshots take us back and forth between the past and the present. Julie and Antoine undeniably feel the same way about one another; they're still in love. However, a confusion in communication and perspectives sees this couple part ways. But will this 7 hour flight bring them back together?
A great connection on set between both characters. They're equally likable in every way
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this film and the actors coincidentally complement each other on set. The background music is jazzy, upbeat and catchy; some nice tunes if you're a bit of a muso. The film is also artistically considered, with a nice montage of both characters against a unique backdrop of Julie's art work.
Although rated low at 6/10, I believe it deserves a lot more recognition than this unfortunate score. I'd say it's more of a chick flick that does include some cliche features, however it's worth a watch.
The film provides you with a sneak peak of Paris; the city of love. The love lock bridge is captured in this scene; a tourist attraction in the heart of the city.