I'd like to start off by saying that I disagree with the comment that compared this to Amélie. That film is one of my absolute favourites, but I didn't care much for this one.
I suppose that it was mainly due to
the ending, which reeked of the "women don't need men" type of feminism. The doctor was treated like a cheating scumbag, despite the fact that she was also cheating (and was also the one who always made the first move). The film went to great lengths to show how much he meant to her. Praising her food, holding her for 20 minutes, talking to her for hours, wanting to run away with her, giving her that pan…I could go on.
At one point she even calls him her best friend while they hold each other intimately. It's very romantic, and it's a clear indicator that they'll be together at the end.
…Except they aren't. Despite the fact that he's the exact same sweet person, after she "wakes" up and coldly dumps her ex (who was a p.o.s, but really? Right at that moment?) she decides to do the same to him. Why? Because after meeting his wife (an encounter that lasted less than a minute) she apparently could tell what the wife was like at home. How she was as a wife, their relationship, everything. It was pretty incredible how she had those skills. Or, more likely, she was just assuming. Kind of like what a lot of people did with her husband, huh?
So she just goes ahead and does the same thing, assuming that the wife is kind and that the two of them need to be together. She then dumps him, and (ignoring his pleas to just talk about it first) she hands him a store-bought pie before walking away. Completely ignoring him, she leaves her lover and supposed "best-friend" and…well, that's it. He never shows up again.
I get that this film is supposed to be about motherhood. Or at least being independent. However, they made a HUGE deal out of their relationship. They gave no indication that she was going to permanently leave him until the end. It just gave off the whole "strong woman don't need no man vibe", which felt out-of-place.
Maybe it's because I expected it to be a romantic comedy. I don't know. But what I do know is that, unlike Amélie, it did not fill me with joy upon watching it. It just frustrated me.