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|Original title:||Tout le monde debout|
|Production country:||Frankreich 2017|
|Running time:||Ca. 107 Min|
|Rated:||From 6 years|
Jocelyn (Franck Dubosc) is a womanizer who would probably make Casanova green with envy. To get a woman into bed, no lie is too bold for him. And so he tries to get into a wheelchair with the attractive nurse Julie (Caroline Anglade) by pretending to be in a wheelchair. The plan seems to work out and Julie even invites him to dinner. But the sure number turns into a disaster when it becomes clear that Julie wants to set Jocelyn up with her sister Florence (Alexandra Lamy), who is actually confined to a wheelchair. More and more Jocelyn gets lost in his worst lie yet, which wouldn't be too bad - if he didn't suddenly develop feelings for Florence…
With "Liebe bringt alles in Roll" director and leading actor Franck Dubosc has staged a light comedy, which is predictable from the beginning to the end, but which offers enough wit and charm to be entertaining enough. Especially at the beginning the French movie hit captivates with some pleasantly bad jokes and wonderfully over-twisted slapstick. The gag density and the tempo are absolutely right here, which unfortunately cannot be maintained over the entire running time. Especially in the last act the story meanders too slowly and the laughs decrease significantly.
Surely, this is intended, because in this part the emotions should be in the foreground. But the nicely staged outcome of the romantic comedy doesn't really go to the heart. This is not due to the actors, who succeed very well in drawing the figures very charmingly despite several clichés. Also, the chemistry between Dubosc and Alexandra Lamy is right, which is why the love story itself works very well. It is quite understandable, why the Casanova develops something like true love for the first time with Florence. But the way there gets tougher from minute to minute, which leads to the fact that the emotional power can hardly unfold at the end.
"Love gets everything rolling" is a nice comedy, no more, but also no less. The movie starts with a lot of potential, which is given away a little bit towards the end. Nevertheless, the entertainment value is high enough to be able to recommend this film to lovers of light French comedy entertainment. Worth seeing!
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