Prete-Moie Ta Main is an hilarious French romantic comedy. Alain Chabat plays Luis, a a very happy and content single man who is pampered by his mother and sisters until one day they decide it is time for him to get married and start lining up women for him.
To counter this he employs Emma (Charlotte Gainsbourg), his best friends sister to pretend that they are dating. The comedy all comes from the situations they find themselves in as they meet for various functions and get deeper into trouble with the pretence.
It is a simple premise, a man who apparently cannot accept personal responsibility for his life and for what he has achieved ducking and diving in order to stay out of the clutches of responsibility as the pressure on him intensifies under the gaze of his watchful family.
Both lead characters have their own agenda and the two stars, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Alain Chabat play off of each other beautifully.
A very accessible French film that foreigners can easily relate to. Alain Chabat and Charlotte Gainsbourg (great role) make an unlikely but credible pairing. Will strike a particular chord with those living in matriarchal families. The women are all good and although the other male parts are slightly less spot on, it's a good evening's entertainment for adults and teens.