Audrey Tautou is Nathalie, a beautiful, happy, and successful Parisian business executive who finds herself suddenly widowed after a three-year marriage to her soul mate. To cope with her loss, she buries herself and her emotions in her work to the dismay of her friends, family and co-workers. One day, inexplicably, her zest for life and love is rekindled by a most unlikely source, her seemingly unexceptional, gauche, and average looking office subordinate, Markus (French comic star Francois Damiens, Heartbreaker). At first stunned by Nathalie's unexpected attention, Markus comes to gradually believe in her feelings and shifts into romantic high gear. As their relationship goes from awkward to genuinely loving, Nathalie and Markus will have to overcome a host of obstacles including everyone else's judgmental perceptions as well as their own self-doubts.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
The two stars appear to be as bewildered by the turn of events as we are.Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, 03.15.2012
"Delicacy" isn't going to set anybody's psyche on fire with its insights into grieving and emotional recovery, but as a crepe-thin romantic snack, it has its moments.Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 04.05.2012
Sensitive and well acted and fits under the general category of "good movie," and yet it would be hard to get excited about it.Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 03.15.2012
"Delicacy'' walks a cautious line between realism and shaggy-dog whimsy, and its hesitancy comes to grate as much as it charms.Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 03.22.2012