Old doesn’t equal bad

In my friend-group, last Thursday, we began talking about movies. That’s fun! It gives me the inspiration to look for and watch movies I never even heard of before. That goes for TV-series as well. Getting tips for new ones to watch.

But this particular Thursday, an even funnier thing happened. We began talking about old movies, we have seen years, perhaps decades ago. There is one particular movie I have wanted to see again. I had been thinking about it for some time, but I couldn’t remember what it was called. The only thing I knew for sure, was that it is french, and I roughly remember the plot. Most of it, actually, if not every detail.

But what was it called? And did I remember the name of at least one of the actors? Nope! I didn’t! Then, suddenly, one of my friends began talking about this very movie, and she also mentioned she had it on DVD. Both I and another of my friends wanted to watch that movie, and we could borrow the DVD.

So this Thursday, just a couple of days ago, the owner brought that movie, and a couple of other oldies but goodies, for us to borrow and watch. I got to be the first to borrow this particular one, the others I either already have on a hard-drive or wasn’t interested in watching. And my intent was not only to watch it but also to convert to Mp4 and save on the hard drive.

The movie I’m referring to is called either “Romeauld et Juliette” or “Mama, there is a man in your bed!” depending on the language, and is from 1989. The male leading role is starred by Daniel Auteuil, and the female part by Firmine Richard.

Yes, I told you. An oldie, but really a goodie. It’s a heart-warming story, with a bit of excitement. A nice story! Everything doesn’t have to be vastly thrilling and covered with shootings, knife-stabbings and lots of blood. (Like “Gotham” f.ex.). One can be very versatile in the choice of movie-genres, you know. At least I am.

Is this a love story? Yes, that too. But quite a different one. And by this, I don’t mean the fact that he is white and she is black. The blood is always red, anyway.

I didn’t find a lot about this movie on Wiki, but at least some facts.

Mama, There’s A Man in Your Bed is a 1989 light French comedy built around an interracial romance. Its French title is Romuald et Juliette (also the title of its British DVD release). The film was directed by Coline Serreau, of Three Men and a Cradle fame and stars Daniel Auteuil and Firmine Richard.

4 thoughts on “Old doesn’t equal bad

  1. I hadn’t heard to his movie until now. It is fun to watch old movies now and again. Sometimes they disappoint, but sometimes they’re just as wonderful as the first time seeing them. 🙂

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