Watch I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single
- 1 hr 30 min
I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single is a French romantic comedy film from 2006 directed by Eric Lartigau. The movie revolves around a 43-year-old confirmed bachelor named Luis Costa, who has managed to evade marriage for so long despite his family's constant pressure. Luis is a successful perfume salesman who enjoys his freedom and likes to live his life on his own terms. The movie begins with Luis attending his younger sister's wedding. The event marks the beginning of a series of events that eventually prompt him to reconsider his stance on marriage. His sister's marriage, coupled with his parents' constant nagging, leads him to a therapist who advises him to confront his fear of commitment. Reluctantly, Luis agrees, and the therapist gives him a month to find a woman he can marry. Luis then sets out on a hilarious journey to find the perfect woman. He goes on a series of dates, each ending in disaster. He meets Jeanne, whom he initially thinks could be the one, but she turns out to be dishonest. He also meets Emilie, a free-spirited hairdresser, who isn't ready for a serious relationship. Despite a few false starts, Luis eventually meets Emilie's sister, Juliette. Juliette is a successful lawyer who is as commitment-phobic as Luis. She is wary of men who aren't interested in relationships but is intrigued by Luis's honesty and is impressed by his individuality. Luis and Juliette start dating, and their relationship blossoms despite their mutual fear of commitment. Things get complicated when Luis's ex-girlfriend, who left him years earlier, resurfaces. He realizes that he still has feelings for her. The twist leaves Juliette feeling hurt, and she breaks up with Luis, despite his pleas for forgiveness. Luis is devastated and decides to go on a solo trip that changes his outlook on life. The movie explores important themes surrounding relationships, including love, commitment, and the fear of settling down. It also delves into the challenges experienced by those who cannot seem to tie the knot, despite societal pressure. Luis's character embodies the struggle encountered by many bachelors, who often feel cornered into settling into a particular lifestyle. The movie's stellar cast delivers an excellent performance, with Alain Chabat commanding the lead role with wit and humor. Charlotte Gainsbourg, who portrays Juliette, delivers a convincing performance, and her chemistry with Chabat is palpable. The movie's supporting cast, including Bernadette Lafont, who plays Luis's mother, provides comic relief, while also advancing the plot. Lartigau's direction is masterful, with the movie's pacing keeping viewers engaged throughout. The picturesque and romantic backdrop of Paris adds another layer of charm to the movie. Additionally, the film's soundtrack features classic French tunes that elevates the movie's mood. Overall, I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single, is a poignant and playful romantic comedy that will leave audiences entertained and enthralled. The movie presents timeless questions about relationships and drives them Home through a humorous and heartwarming story. The movie is a must-watch for fans of romantic comedies and for anyone looking for a lighthearted take on marriage and relationships.