God Is Great and I'm Not (2001)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy, Comedy of Manners  |   Release Date - Nov 8, 2002 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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The star of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 2001 hit Amélie, Audrey Tautou is cast in this romantic comedy as Michèle, a 20-year-old model who has just broken up with her boyfriend and is mired in an identity crisis. Although her life appears to be full, she is convinced something is missing, and thus sets out on a mission to inject a bit of spirituality into her life, donning a bindi and dabbling with Buddha. Along the way, she meets François (Edouard Baer), a veterinarian and non-practicing Jew. Before François has time to exclaim "Oy, vey," Michèle is studying the Torah, festooning François' front door with a mezuzah, and asking to meet his parents. Unsurprisingly, this creates some tension between the two, particularly as what initially seemed a passing interest on Michèle's part soon resembles a somewhat disturbing obsession.

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boyfriend, Judaism, veterinarian, fashion-model, identity-crisis, Jewish, religious-conversion, Catholicism