Boyfriends and Girlfriends

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Boyfriends and Girlfriends
Boyfriends and Girlfriends.jpg
Film poster
Directed byEric Rohmer
Produced byMargaret Ménégoz
Written byEric Rohmer
StarringEmmanuelle Chaulet
Music byJean-Louis Valéro
CinematographyBernard Lutic
Edited byMaría Luisa García
Distributed byOrion Classics (United States)
Release date
  • 26 August 1987 (1987-08-26)
Running time
103 minutes

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.[1] The title literally means the (male) friend of my (female) friend, or perhaps the boyfriend of my girlfriend: it echoes the proverb "Les amis de mes amis sont mes amis" ("My friend's friend is my friend").[2]


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, whom she approaches somewhat awkwardly. The film then follows the time-honored plot of exchange of relationships, as Blanche and Léa switch boyfriends.



The film received generally positive 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[3] and Roger Ebert[2] also give the film a favorable rating.


  1. ^ "Review/Film; Rohmer's Own View Of the Mind Published". The New York Times. 15 July 1988. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b Ebert, Roger (16 September 1988). "Boyfriends and Girlfriends". Roger Ebert. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  3. ^ Rosenbaum, Jonathan (1987). "Boyfriends and Girlfriends". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 16 July 2017.

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