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"Wow. I've never seen a musical that covered so many issues: AIDs, Sex, Gay-Issues, Love. "Jeanne and the Perfect Guy" is a wonderful French musical about a woman who really loves sex, but finally falls in love, only to find that the object of her affection has AIDs. This musical is not only a splendid tale of love and angst, but is also a beautiful musical, with a moveing score and a lead actress who is beyond compare. Virginie Ledoyen matches an incomparable beauty with a lovely voice and a superb talent. She makes this musical the Perfect Movie."
Fabulous viewing experiance
guccistyle | Seattle, WA | 12/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i have seen this film 3 times...and everytime i have beenimpressed. the film covers a range of topics but focuses in on a girlwho cannot decide between men until the moment she falls upon mr.right. the movie covers gay issues, aids, sex, love, and compassion. iabsolutely recommend this film to everyone."
whitefleas | 08/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This show is delightful in its honesty and refreshing in its candour. The characters in the show, though somewhat lacking in actual ability to sing, carry the storyline, which tends to be thin, through with their innocence and energy. A very watchable film with catchy tunes and an attractive cast."
Mediocre Homage to Jacques Demy
Kardius | USA | 09/25/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"My advice is to skip this French movie musical and get Jacques Demy's "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and "The Young Girls of Rochefort" instead. This movie is clearly an homage to the Demy films (to the point of casting his son as the leading man, even though he doesn't really fit the type), but "Jeanne and the Perfect Guy" lacks the charm and the visual inventiveness of the Demy films. The best thing about the movie is Virginie Ledoyen, who is as beautiful and appealing as the young Catherine Deneuve was in Demy's most popular films. The worst thing is the music. It's downright awful and the mediocre songs only made me aware of how important Michel Legrand's score were to Jacques Demy's films and the importance of a good score to any movie musical in general. I'm sure the filmmakers heart was in the right place (especially in their efforts to bring topics like immigration and AIDS to the musical genre), but their musical and visual execution falls short."
This one succeeded in its own candor.
MoonLitTree | USA | 08/23/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Often reminder of Indian movies where characters sing and dance periodically even in tragic situation, this one still succeeded in its own candor. Talented actress Virginie Ledoyen is a natural charmer in her role."