Boyfriends and Girlfriends
|Boyfriends and Girlfriends|
|Directed by||Eric Rohmer|
|Produced by||Margaret Ménégoz|
|Written by||Eric Rohmer|
|Music by||Jean-Louis Valéro|
|Edited by||María Luisa García|
|Distributed by||Orion Classics (United States)|
Boyfriends and Girlfriends (French title: L'Ami de mon amie, also known as My Girlfriend's Boyfriend) is a 1987 comedy film directed by Éric Rohmer. The film stars Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir, Anne-Laure Meury. The theme is the proverb "Les amis de mes amis sont mes amis" ("My friend's friend is my friend").
Blanche is freshly installed in Cergy-Pontoise, a trendy new town near Paris. She has a new apartment, a new job with no one over and no one under her. She meets Léa at lunch one day, and soon she meets an acquaintance of Léa, Alexandre, who she approaches somewhat awkwardly. The film then follows the time-honored plot of exchange of relationships, as Blanche and Lea switch boyfriends. The name L'ami de mon amie would then literally mean the friend (male) of my friend (female) or perhaps the boyfriend of my girlfriend, ami meaning friend, boyfriend in this case, and amie being the female of the word ami with the same general and intended meanings.
- Emmanuelle Chaulet as Blanche
- Sophie Renoir as Lea
- Anne-Laure Meury as Adrienne
- Eric Viellard as Fabien
- François-Eric Gendron as Alexandre
This film receives generally favorable reviews from major critics, with 100% favorable rating from 9 critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Vincent Canby of New York Times praises the film highly, saying "L'Ami de Mon Amie is as clean and functional in appearance as the satellite city, but it's full of unexpected delights." Film critics Jonathan Rosenbaum and Roger Ebert also give the film a favorable rating.
- "Review/Film; Rohmer's Own View Of the Mind Published". The New York Times. 15 July 1988. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
- Ebert, Roger (16 September 1988). "Boyfriends and Girlfriends". Roger Ebert. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
- Rosenbaum, Jonathan (1987). "Boyfriends and Girlfriends". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
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