Movie Review | Romantics Anonymous
I first heard of this adorably quirky movie last year from BYU’s International Cinema, but I wasn’t able to see it. Watching it now is a delight and an indulgence. The two main characters (Angélique and Jean-René) both suffer from severe social anxiety, with one participating in a support group and the other seeing a therapist. When Jean-René hires Angélique to sell his unpopular chocolate, he is unaware that she is secretly the best chocolate maker in the world. Watching the two struggle to communicate and overcome their emotions in order to connect and succeed could be a recipe for disaster, but it is handled in such a way that will keep you laughing and aww-ing the entire movie, even as you feel empathetic for their inner turmoil. I give this movie 5 out of 5 stars.
Written by Starla Eckhardt