The Things We Say, the Things We Do
Love is a complicated thing, and it is extra complicated for the French, who have a difficult struggle to keep track of all their feelings and relationships - not to mention the white lies that make it possible to live out the passions. This is how it becomes an entertaining film, and The Things We Say, the Things We Do is a drama about the many practical and philosophical challenges of love. The film begins with the pregnant Daphne and her fiancé's cousin Maxime discussing their previous love relationships, and then the ex-girlfriends take over the main roles in what develops into a relay for failed relationships.
Director Emmanuel Mouret sews the stories together in a whimsical way, and presents a wide range of perspectives on love, sex and infidelity, whose underlying message is that it is better to have loved and been dumped in the lowest way than to have never loved at all .
The Things We Say, the Things We Do is a film full of pretty people, beautiful apartments, enjoyable intricacies and philosophical considerations. It simply does not get much more French than this.