Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy, Comedy of Manners, Urban Comedy  |   Release Date - Jul 15, 1988 (USA)  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - France  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Boyfriends & Girlfriends is the sixth of French director Eric Rohmer's "Comedies et Proverbes" cycle. The sterility of the "new", prefabricated Parisian suburb of Cergy-Pontoise is used as the backdrop for the colorful activities of the film's five principals (literally colorful, in that each character is represented by a different hue). The dramatis personae includes Ministry of Cultural Affairs worker Blanche (Emmanuelle Chaulet); Blanche's friend, computer school student Lea (Sophie Renoir); Lea's beau (Eric Viellard); unregenerate "wolf" (Francois-Eric Gendron); and his lady friend, iconoclastic art student Adrienne (Anne-Laure Meury). A windsurfing weekend is the scene for an elongated shakeup and reassessment of everyone's relationships.

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love, friendship, affection, attraction, couple, romance, extramarital-affair