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As Luck Would Have It (2002)

Cast: Julien Bravo, Elena Noverraz, Jacques Michel, more...
Director: Lorenzo Gabriele
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Studio: Picture This
Genre: Foreign, Gay & Lesbian, Features
Running Time: 90 min.
Languages: French
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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A closeted Swiss professor's closely guarded sexuality threatens to become front page news when he is appointed guardian to a recalcitrant teen in this light and lively comedy starring Jean-Calude Brialy and Sabine Haudepin. Swiss law states that any citizen can be appointed guardian to a child and must assume that responsibility if so named. When outwardly straight, happily married professor and author Jean-Pierre learns that he has been named guardian of an orphaned teenage boy, his attempts to discourage the judge from placing him in charge of the boy prompt the magistrate to launch an investigation into his suitability for the task. Realizing that his livelihood is on the line, Jean-Pierre attempts to repair his relationship with Alice, the woman and friend who once married him as a favor. As the teen he has been placed in charge of takes the initiative to move in with him, Jean-Pierre's secret threatens to become the talk of the town and his life begins to unravel at the seams. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Too Easy -- but Still Some Fun by talltale June 10, 2006 - 7:45 AM PDT
Looking and sounding every bit like the made-for-French/Swiss-TV movie that it is, AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT still manages to pull you in, though it takes some time to get around the heavy-handed characters, plot development and style. But eventually, due to winning performances from French stand-by Jean-Claude Brialy (who has now played nearly 200 roles in film and TV!) and the rest of a good cast, you will probably finish up the film with a smile on your puss, admitting that, yes, this was an enjoyable romp that teaches us an evergreen lesson: being true to one's self is always the best way. Now, if life were only as easy as this film suggests....

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(Average 7.13)
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