Love is in the Air (Amour and Turbulences)

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On a flight from New York to Paris, exes Julie and Antoine are seated side-by-side for the first time since their break-up, and relive the lows, and highs, of their turbulent past. Make sure your seatbelt is securely fastened for this breezy French romantic comedy! One bright sunny New York morning, soon-to-be-married Julie (the charmingly effervescent Ludivine Sagnier, Love Crimes) flits from post-it note to post-it note, making sure that she has taken care of everything before returning to Paris. Handsome Casanova Antoine (Nicolas Bedos, in his first starring role), on the other hand, awakens late, handcuffed, surrounded by empty bottles and nameless ladies. By chance, they are seated next to each other in first class, though it isn’t a welcome arrangement – he broke her heart three years prior, and they haven’t spoken since. Over the course of the seven hour flight, their verbal sparring catches the attention of the other passengers, who are keen to get involved in the live-action soap opera playing out in front of them. Told both in real-time and flashbacks to their love affair, this big-budget French affair is a breezy, glossy and sexy alternative to the typical Hollywood romantic comedy. (Dir. by Alexandre Castagnetti, 2013, France, in French with subtitles, 95 mins., Not Rated, Variance Films) Digital