Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: David Ng
    20
    This would-be comedy about a thirtysomething family man (Attal) and his foray into infidelity is probably the worst in the putrid bushel of recent Gallic imports.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. jdoc
    May 12, 2006
    9
    Far more serious than its surface suggests. Great acting, esp. from Gainsbourg.
  2. JD
    Aug 22, 2005
    8
    As my own marraige flatlines, I found a challenge in this movie from characters who are willing - too willing, for the most part - to make literal and figurative messes in their lives. Passion can seem to be at odds with compassion, as in the married adulterer who is hurting two women at the same time, but the movie may be saying that they can only co-exist - without both, you end up with indifference. The sexy elevator rides that begin and end the movie clearly symbolize our erotic conundrums - the ride to the heights is always followed by the return trip down to the doldrums. Choose - a marriage of boring mutual tolerance and total acceptance versus the more challenging marital mess of the couples in this film. Full Review »