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The Story of My Life (2004)

Mensonges et trahisons et plus si affinités... (original title)
Raphael is a ghostwriter who takes a job writing for famous footy player Kevin. To his delight and his girlfriend, Murials horror, Kevins current girlfriend is an old (easily rekindled) ... See full summary »

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Laurent Tirard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edouard Baer ... Raphaël Jullian
Marie-Josée Croze ... Muriel
Clovis Cornillac ... Kevin
Alice Taglioni ... Claire
Éric Berger Éric Berger ... Jeff (as Eric Berger)
Jean-Michel Lahmi Jean-Michel Lahmi ... Max
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ... L'éditeur
Raphaël Fuchs-Willig Raphaël Fuchs-Willig ... Raphaël ado (as Raphaël Fuchs)
Édith Le Merdy Édith Le Merdy ... La mère de Jeff (as Edith Le Merdy)
Valérie Moreau Valérie Moreau ... La sage-femme
Dimitri Rafalsky Dimitri Rafalsky ... Le roi
Nuria Solé Nuria Solé ... La Top Model
David Marchal David Marchal ... Le mec 1
Xavier Vilsek Xavier Vilsek ... Le mec 2 (as Xavier Visek)
Catherine Salviat ... La directrice littéraire
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Storyline

Raphael is a ghostwriter who takes a job writing for famous footy player Kevin. To his delight and his girlfriend, Murials horror, Kevins current girlfriend is an old (easily rekindled) flame of Raphaels. A freak accident leaves a close friend dead and Raphael is forced to reconsider his priorities. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 September 2004 (France) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,328,884 (France), 10 September 2004
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Muriel: Cowardice is the worst flaw in men, after mediocrity.
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Lies and betrayals
4 January 2007 | by rowmorgSee all my reviews

Everyone plays well in this silly rom-com that showcases the bemused Edouard Baer dealing with the two charming Parisiennes in his life. Only the director was at fault for generating yet another script about a writer, as if there had not already been several hundred of vastly varying quality. Still, the basic situation is amusing enough, a ghostwriter (negre in French) is all style and literally no content. When a star footballer starts dictating that "his" autobiography is to be written in the style of Baudelaire, Raphael (Baer) starts to rebel, and his own creations come into play, kicked to life by his two lovely women. His friends, who are little more than caricatures, illustrate failed creativity and at last Raphael manages to come up with something real that gets good press, if not great sales. The final flourish, however, goes to Marie-Josee Croze's character and the film ends on a mellow note that is bound to please the ladies. Altogether a good audience-pleaser with some decent laughs that is highly recommended. One note: following the trend, neither of the leading ladies, nor M. Baer, removes any of their clothes.


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