Bacon on the Side [Il Reste Du Jambon?]

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  • G
  • 2010
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 4.6  (554)

Bacon on the Side [Il Reste Du Jambon?] is a French romantic comedy that was released in 2010. The film stars Ramzy Bedia, Anne Marivin, and Marie-France Pisier in lead roles. The movie is directed by Anne Depetrini and written by Depetrini and Benoît Delépine. The movie revolves around the life of a talented but tough food critic named Mathias Pascal. Mathias is famous for his blunt restaurant reviews, which often damage the reputation of several famous restaurants in the city. However, his life takes a twist when Mathias falls in love with a beautiful and charming young journalist named Sofia, who works in a rival publication.

Bacon on the Side humorously presents the ups and downs of Mathias and Sofia's relationship. Sofia is assigned to write a story about Mathias, and she decides to take the chance to interview him. Mathias, who initially resents Sofia for being his professional rival, gradually falls under her spell. Despite their differences, the two form a close bond, attracting the attention of Mathias's friend and fellow critic, Jerome.

The film showcases an interesting twist when Mathias realizes that Sofia is not only his competitor but also a vegetarian. Mathias faces a challenging task of finding a restaurant where he can take Sofia and satisfy her vegetarian appetite while keeping his professional image intact. This search leads them to a peculiar vegan restaurant where they find unexpected philosophy of life.

Bacon on the Side depicts the struggles of a professional critic as he balances his personal relationships with his work, where he needs to distinguish between his duty to his own standards and his subjectivity. The film breathes new life into the familiar love story mold, owing much of its success to the humorous script and delightful performances.

The movie is rich in characters, with several memorable performances. Ramzy Bedia effortlessly portrays the blunt critic Mathias, and he is well supported by Anne Marivin as the charming Sofia. Marie-France Pisier delivers a notable performance as Mathias's mother, who adds humor and warmth to the story.

The film captures the picturesque beauty of Paris, and the audience is taken on a culinary journey through the city's best-known eateries. However, the movie is not just about food but is an engaging commentary on the world of journalism, love, and relationships. The film's themes of ambition, redemption, and forgiveness resonate well with audiences, making the film a heartwarming and entertaining experience.

In conclusion, Bacon on the Side [Il Reste Du Jambon?] is an endearing romantic comedy that combines a good dose of humor with a touching love story. The film explores the complexities of human relationships, depicting how they change through time and how we can grow to love others despite their differences. With its engaging story, charming cast, and Parisian charm, the movie is a must-watch for anyone who loves an excellent romantic comedy.

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    1 hr 30 min
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    4.6  (554)