Delicacy (2011)

La délicatesse
Feature Film | Romantic Comedy-Drama | Fran/Bel | French | 1h48m
Dir: David & Stéphane Foenkinos | Scr: David Foenkinos | Novel: David Foenkinos | Ph: Rémy Chevrin | Prod: Xavier Rigault & Marc-Antoine Robert | Ed: Virginie Bruant | PD: Maamar Ech-Cheikh | Snd: Vincent Vatoux | Cast: Audrey Tautou, François Damiens, Bruno Todeschini, Mélanie Bernier, Joséphine de Meaux, Pio Marmaï, Monique Chaumette

Three years after the death of her husband, a young woman forms an unlikely romantic entanglement with a co-worker. No one can quite believe that they are together, least of all him, as she is successful, intelligent, and decidedly beautiful, whilst he’s balding, more than a little goofy, and really rather unfashionable. Never the less, there is definitely something between them. However, friends, co-workers, and their lecherous boss prove – to varying degrees – rather more resistant to their budding romance. Driven by Tautou’s typically charismatic performance, and despite some odd tonal changes, this slight but charming romantic comedy-drama more than holds the attention throughout, and often proves rather affecting.