J'ai Faim: Dieting to Win Him Back
Looks get rejuvenated. Abs sculpted. To slide into hot swimsuits. And cause tsunamis on the beach.
Not this body!
I've been on a muffins, donuts and anything dessert diet.
But I'm flirting with the idea of losing weight.
I blame French comedy!
J'ai Faim (I'm Hungry) sees Lily, a florist unafraid to take a bite out of life, go through a draconian diet to win her man back.
Aided by diet-obsessed best pal, Lily vows to change for Barnabe!
The lengths vengeful Lily goes to, portrayed by Catherine Jacob, are as extreme as the makeover she undergoes. With friends in tow, she ruins the life of Anais, the girl she suspects of stealing her man.
It took Lily and Co. midnight prank calls, vandalizing the poor gal's house, and dragging her down the stairs to realize her innocence.
The movie shows friends' influence, positive or negative, on our choices.
If Arlette, Lily's best friend (by the exquisite Michelle Laroque) didn't voice her suspicion that Lily's guy dumped her for his skinny coworker, lots of damage could have been avoided.
Arlette, eventually, discovers it's her man who wants Anais.
I, for one, have been contemplating avoiding rubbing off on my friends either my jadedness or giddiness; I wouldn't want to risk changing their outlook on or influencing their choices in matters of the heart.
Like Lily, I had considered winning back the last guy I loved, mainly by getting back in touch and shape. But then, I like to indulge my palate.
Must we morph into someone else for "lost love" to come back?
So, I decided to cross out the guy from my head and heart.
After 10 months of waiting.
Tuesday was his birthday. I lost him in July. He lost me on Tuesday.