MY WORST NIGHTMARE (Mon pire cauchemar) a romantic comedy from director Anne Fontaine ("Coco Before Chanel"). Agathe (Isabelle Huppert) is an uptight, impatient art dealer who lives in an expensive Parisian apartment with her wealthy publisher husband, Andre Dussollier ("Unforgivable"). Patrick (Benoit Poelvoorde from "Coco Before Chanel") is a skirt-chasing, unemployed single father who lives in his van with his son. Their lives would never intersect except that their two sons are best of friends and her husband has hired Patrick to remodel their apartment. Hilarity ensues as this odd couple relationship turns into Agathe's worst nightmare.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Its tepid satire of art world pretensions culminates with a visual dirty joke that is mildly amusing but still not worth the wait.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 10.18.2012
Whether this is an argument for or against marriage probably depends on the viewer's own experience.Chris Packham, Village Voice, 10.16.2012
"My Worst Nightmare" isn't great, but it isn't apologizing for anything, either. Plus, I laughed out loud at least three times.Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, 12.06.2012
No one loves a broad comedy like the French, but Gallic touches of restraint tend to keep such light entertainment pleasing rather than blundering.Kyle Smith, New York Post, 10.18.2012