Up for Love

Up for Love

Up for Love

French rom-com starring Oscar winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) as a vertically impaired but charming man courting a tall female lawyer (Virginie Efira).

"Diane (Efira) is a successful lawyer three years removed from her divorce, and she has been romantically challenged ever since. But her luck changes one afternoon when a stranger calls her flat, having found her cell phone and wanting to return it. Over the phone, Alexandre (Dujardin) is both funny and charming, and the pair develop an easy chemistry with each other, leading to a date of sorts to return her lost phone. Eagerly arriving at the appointed time and place, Diane is caught completely off-guard when Alexandre arrives—all 4'6" of him. (He literally has to hop up into his café chair.)

"At first his stature makes Diane uncomfortable, but she soon discovers that Alexandre is pretty much the complete package—witty, intelligent, handsome - so who cares if she has to bend down to kiss him? However, Alexandre and Diane will have to face many other romantic challenges, including a full-sized rival as well as public gawking and the judgement of society, if they are going to make it to their happily-ever-after in this delightful comedic romp." (Seattle International Film Festival)

2016Rating: M, Coarse Language98 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
ComedyRomanceWorld Cinema

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Up for Love / Reviews

Total Film

Total Film

The film flirts with near-offensive gags and attitudes, but there's inventive use of forced perspective, even if the focus should be more on Diane changing hers.

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Time Out

Time Out

The message would be more convincing if they'd cast a smaller actor instead of using distracting CG effects.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Dujardin does his best; he has charisma and suavity and plays the role's poignancy to the hilt. But it's more silly than funny, and audiences can be forgiven for wondering if an actor of restricted growth should have been cast.

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The Australian

The Australian

The nagging feeling remains that for a film that appears to position itself as a comedic assault on political correctness, it pulls too many punches.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

...a lightweight crowd-pleaser whose deeper impulses are sometimes undercut by middlebrow choices.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

...offers casual, light-hearted laughs...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

An otherwise mundane rom-com that doesn't know how to handle its one point-of-difference; and even that isn't as much of a big deal as its writers think it is.

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