Picks and Pans Review: Too Beautiful for You

updated 03/05/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/05/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

Gerard Depardieu, Carole Bouquet

Judging from the vast majority of French films that are imported here, this is what life is like in France:

A man gets up in the morning and has a tryst with a woman he is not married to. They get together passionately. They take a break for a glass of wine and a bite of bread. They go back to their spouses and/or lonely, desperate existences for a scene or two. Then they rendezvous again.

They eat a little more, make love a little more, and everybody joins in a big argument. As the movie ends, it's not clear how the big argument has turned out, or even if there is any wine left.

This film, directed by Bertrand (Going Places) Blier, has the ubiquitous—in French movies, anyway—Depardieu married to the sensationally gorgeous and bright Bouquet but having an affair with the dumpy and dull Josiane Balasko. That's it. Pass the bread. (Subtitled; not rated)

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