4 Contemporary French Chick Flicks

I don’t really like the term “chick flicks”, but for lack of a better word, these films are excellent for a girls’ night or simply when you want to watch something equivalent to a romantic comedy or girlfriends film en francais. Pour yourself a glass of wine – and perhaps slather on a face mask – and enjoy!

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Tout ce qui brille (All That Glitters)

Starring Leila Bekhti and Geraldine Nakache, this story details the friendship of two girls from a working class neighborhood outside of Paris who want the glitz and glamour of the big city.  When Lila (Bekhti) starts sleeping with a handsome, well-to-do Parisian, she weaves a web of white lies and begins to sacrifice her friends and family in order to fit in.

Watch the trailer here.

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Prete-moi ta main (I Do)

Charlotte Gainsbourg plays a woman paid to be the faux fiancee of Luis Costa (Alain Chabat), a 40-something single man whose family wants desperately for him to settle down and get married. I love Charlotte Gainsbourg as a style icon, but many of her movies have her playing seriously disturbed or troubled characters, so I was pleasantly surprised to see her in this film as a sassy, independent, likeable character.

Watch the trailer here.

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Hors de Prix (Priceless)

French superstars Audrey Tautou (Irene) and Gad Elmaleh (Jean) star in this light-hearted movie set in the beautiful French Riviera. Thanks to a case of mistaken identity, Jean meets the girl of his dreams – but can’t compete with her wealthy suitors. You’ll get a peek at some of the swankiest spots in the south of France while rooting for Jean to land the girl.

Watch the trailer here.

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L’arnacoeur (Heartbreaker)

Romain Duris plays a professional heartbreaker who is hired to seduce women away from their beaus and break up their relationships. When a rich businessman hires him to break up his daughter’s (Vanessa Paradis) engagement just 10 days before the wedding, he has trouble getting her to fall for his charms.

Watch the trailer here.

Got a favorite French rom-com or something similar? Leave me a comment below!

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