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Question about characters' reactions


Why was everyone's reaction to Markus so strong? Especially Tautou's friend who had been so supportive for her in every other way. Suddenly she is completely pigheaded. Is it a French classism thing? I mean Markus isn't a gorgeous guy but he's decent looking and has a nice smile. Surely beautiful women in France pair off with ugly men (not that he's ugly) occasionally like everywhere else in the world.

The boss's reaction is much more understandable because he is such a pig to begin with.

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He's not "cool".

They all assumed since shes a little uptight, proper and doesn't date, that he'd be some mind blowing mr perfect Rico suave that swept her off her feet, but he was just an average joe. A geeky one (supposedly) at that.

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My opinion is that she was very well put together, stylish, & a classic beauty. He was very plain, boring looking, and not at all stylish. They expected her to be with a dashingly good looking man, perhaps with more clout or money. The boss was madly in love with her, that was plain to see. Her best friend, I had the impression that she was secretly in love with her as well, but not I a lesbian kid of way. I can totally relate to this relationship, & people's reactions. I lived it myself when I first started dating my husband of now 20 years. Everyone was after him, he was the catch and the prize to many. And then here came me, simple, plain, nothing to really write home about. We experienced very similar reactions from people. It wasn't what the package on the outside that won him over, it was the very intricate, multi layered, real package on the inside that did!

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I'm still scratching my head over the friend's reaction to Markus. Beyond that, I was fully expecting an explanatory conversation between Nathalie and her. It never happened.

The other people at the party seemed to accept him and take him in stride without the deer caught in headlights expression except for Sophie.

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He has a great line in beige sweaters to wear around the office - some stripey and some plain ones with elbow pads. I almost wanted to kiss him myself.

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