I Do Review

I Do
A marriage-phobic man pays a woman to jilt him at the altar to get his overbearing mother and sisters off his back

by Anna Smith |
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Release Date:

02 Nov 2007

Running Time:

90 minutes



Original Title:

I Do

Like many comedies before it, this French hit demands that its protagonist meet and marry a stranger in record time. However, Luis (Alain Chabat) has no intention of actually marrying Emmanuelle (Charlotte Gainsbourg): he is paying her to leave him at the altar so his mother and sisters will never press him to marry again. Naturally, Luis’ plan backfires, with results that are sporadically comical.

The opening half-hour of I Do promises much. But the fake wedding comes too soon, and after that the film feels like it’s treading comedy water until its inevitable ending. Still, charming performances and witty moments make it an easy watch.

Charming performances make this an easy watch.
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