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Too Beautiful for You (Trop belle pour toi)1989

Too Beautiful for You (Trop belle pour toi) (1989)





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Originally titled Trop Belle Pour Toi, French filmmaker Bertrand Blier's Too Beautiful for You takes several unexpected side trips while exploring its basic romantic-triangle plotline. Successful business executive and family man Gerard Depardieu falls hopelessly in love with his secretary Josiane Balasko. Flying in the face of motion picture convention, Depardieu's wife Carole Bouquet is drop-dead gorgeous, while Balasko is chubby and long in tooth! Further confounding the audience (in a most entertaining fashion) is the presence of Bouquet in a secondary role, as Balasko's woebegone neighbor. We don't know how he does it, but director Blier invests his funniest scenes in Too Beautiful for You with profound melancholy, while stirring up gales of laughter in the serious portions.


Gérard Depardieu
as Bernard Barthelemy
Carole Bouquet
as Florence Barthélémy
Josiane Balasko
as Colette Chevassu
Sylvie Orcier
as Marie-Catherine
Myriam Boyer
as Genevieve
Juana Marques
as The Daughter
Philippe Faure
as Colette's Husband
Richard Martin
as Man on the Tram
Sylvie Simon
as Receptionist
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Critic Reviews for Too Beautiful for You (Trop belle pour toi)

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

This is grown-up love, not the silly adolescent posturing of Hollywood sex symbols. It is love beyond sex, beyond attraction, beyond lust. It is the love of need, the love that says, I am a puzzle and you are the solution.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Flashbacks and fantasy sequ- ences disrupt the narrative line, but do little to disguise a lack of substance and development.

April 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Too Beautiful for You (Trop belle pour toi)

Great bit of acting here to pull off the seeminly incomprehensible affair..then again, how many examples do we see of this in our lives?

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Initially I found this strangely moving, but the deeper it went into the affair, the less I lost all sympathy for all the main characters. Excepting perhaps the wife, I did feel sorry for her. Nicely filmed and acted, but not the most enjoyable storyline. Kind of off-putting, quite honestly.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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