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Delicacy review

Audrey Tautou stars in a bereavement romcom

You might think that spousal bereavement and whimsical romantic comedy would make uneasy bedfellows, and you'd be somewhat right, as the debut from French duo Stéphane and David Foenkinos doesn't quite reconcile the divide between premise and tone.

We're introduced to Nathalie (Audrey Tautou) a few scenes before her hubby's unexpected death, a plot turn which feels a tad cheap given how little time it's given.

Nonetheless, her subsequent romance with sad-sack Markus (François Damiens) charms, never veering into kook but remaining in the realms of the recognisable.

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Emma Didbin is a writer and journalist who has contributed to GamesRadar+, The New York Times, Elle, Esquire, The Hollywood Reporter, Vulture, and more. Emma can currently be found in Los Angeles where she is pursuing a career in TV writing. Emma has also penned two novels, and somehow finds the time to write scripts for Parcast – the Spotify-owned network that creates thrilling true crime and mystery podcasts.