Year of Release: 2002
Director: Laetitia Colombani
Approx. Running Time: 92 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"A Savvy Comedy Thriller!"
-Ben Kaplan, NEW YORK MAGAZINE
Audrey Tautou, who captured the hearts of moviegoers around the world with her enchanting role in the Oscar nominated film Amélie (2001, Best Foreign Language Film), is truly captivating in this romantic thriller about love and obsession.
It all starts with a single rose, which Angélique (Tautou) has delivered to her handsome lover, Loïc (Samuel Le Bihan, Three Colors: Red). Deeply in love and on the brink of success in her career as an artist, Angélique's bliss conveys a woman who has it all. But through a startling series of events her enchanted life - and our understanding of it - begins to unravel in front of our eyes. Is Loïc the object of her desire or her delusion? Do they share unbridled passion, or is this love affair the one-sided obsession of a desperate woman clinging to a hopeless dream...and turning it into a nightmare when she realizes it may not come true?
A delightfully romantic and intriguing puzzle of a story HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT is the one pick for anyone who's ever been consumed by love and desire.
This is a very well made (French) film in which the same story is told twice - at first from the point of view of Audrey Tautou's (star of Amélie) "Angélique" and then from the point of view of Simon Le Bihan's (star of Brotherhood of the Wolf) "Loïc." The first telling of the story presents the series of events as the simple story of a young woman who is in love with an older man. But the second telling of the story presents something entirely different. It reveals that this may not be a love affair at all, but rather a case of obsession, jealousy and delusion.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)