Have you ever realised that a story can be totally different, depending on whom is telling it?. This movie illustrates that point quite well.
"He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not" begins with a young woman, Angelique (Audrey Tautou), picking out the "perfect rose" as a gift for her lover. He is Loic (Samuel Le Bihan), a cardiologist who happens to be married. Loic promised Angelique that he was going to leave his pregnant wife, in order to be with her. Despite that, he doesn't do so, behaving like a total cad regarding both his wife and Angelique. We get to know all that as we watch what happens, from Angelique's perspective.
But is that true?. Or it depends on the point of view of the person who is telling the story?. The spectator will have the opportunity of finding out, because midway through the movie the director (Laetitia Colombani) changes tracks, "rewinds" the story and begins to tell it from Loic's point of view. We learn, once again, that things are not always what they seem to be.
All in all, I really liked this movie. It certainly wasn't what I expected, but some surprises are good, and this is one of them. After all, there are a lot of good romantic comedies, but not so many movies that start like light romances and end up as more or less dark suspense thrillers. What is more, "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not" has such a rapid and absolute reversal of roles that you won't have neither the time nor the inclination to get bored. Who is good, and who is bad?. Who is more or less normal and who is downright crazy?. Watch this movie and find out :)