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Les hommes préfèrent les grosses (1981)

Lydie, a physically unattractive young woman, is brutally dumped by her fiance when she had just acquired the lease of an apartment to live with him.

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Jean-Marie Poiré
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josiane Balasko ... Lydie Langlois
Luis Rego Luis Rego ... Gérard Langlois
Dominique Lavanant ... Arlette
Daniel Auteuil ... Jean-Yves
Ariane Lartéguy Ariane Lartéguy ... Èva
Thierry Lhermitte ... Hervé
Xavier Saint-Macary Xavier Saint-Macary ... Ronald
François-Eric Gendron ... Adrien
Martin Lamotte ... Paul Berthellot (as Martin Lamothe)
Patricia Malvoisin Patricia Malvoisin ... Carole
Herma Vos Herma Vos ... Jocelyn
Arja Arja ... Une copine d'Èva
Valérie Kaprisky ... Une copine d'Èva (as Valérie Cheres)
Franck-Olivier Bonnet Franck-Olivier Bonnet ... Le voisin musclé
Béatrice Avoine Béatrice Avoine
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Lydie, a physically unattractive young woman, is brutally dumped by her fiance when she had just acquired the lease of an apartment to live with him.

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Language:

French

Release Date:

19 August 1981 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Men Prefer Fat Girls See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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typical french comedy
14 April 2004 | by VarboroSee all my reviews

Obviously not designed for international audience, this movie is underrated as an example of the french humor. Luis Rego is big fun, as usual, and in my opinion this is the very best movie (I hesitate for 'le père Noël est une ordure') for Josiane Balasko. This is a french movie, about french social relations ( we found another good example in 'elle court elle court la banlieue') and lodging in Paris. a disgraced lower middle-class girl ( Josiane Balasko) seeks love and shares a flat with a glamour model who don't care about feelings.... Seems a quite complicated story at first but easy to watch and understand while you are in. There is not too much vulgarity in this movie ( for a french one, I mean) and the jokes and humorous situations are most often very good. A special mention to Luis Rego and Xavier Saint Macary. Just put the DVD in the box, relax and laugh. Don't think further more forget your sorrows and have a good time, that is my advice. France can produce good comedy, this is a very good example


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