So, here in NYC it's time for the Tribeca Film Festival. I've seen four films so far, along with an event in which Brian Williams interviewed Robert De Niro (!!), and my faaaaavorite thing that I've seen at Tribeca so far, even better than watching Brian Williams geek out over Goodfellas
, was the film I saw tonight, Romantics Anonymous
It's about two pathologically shy people and their road to falling in love and getting over the emotional hurdles and anxiety that have prevented them from connecting with other people. It's a cute--nah, adorable
--romantic comedy that's really emotional at times. Jean-René and Angélique bond over their shared love of chocolate (they both work at a chocolate factory
), and Angélique dances around and sings "I Have Confidence" when she feels stressed. As you might have guessed, it's French.
There's also an "Oh noes! There's only one room in the hotel, but there are two of us!" scene. That's right. We've all read a fic that uses the trope (ADMIT IT!), and this film goes there.
After a lot of awkward shuffling, looking at the floor and a some attempts to avoid having to be in the room together, the following exchange takes place:
Jean-René: I'll sleep on the couch.
Angélique: . . .There is no couch.
This moments in the trailer, OK, so at least watch that. Here, I'll put it behind the cut for you. You have no excuse.( It's 1 minute, 36 seconds in. WATCH IT.Collapse )
I can't even explain why I love this movie so much, but I do, I so so
do. It's at Tribeca now, and it doesn't have a US distributor yet, but if it gets any sort of release, you will all hear about it, MARK MY WORDS.