A Parisian named Cartier living in Quebec City and employee of a major English Canadian insurance company is promoted to a job in Vancouver. He brings along his annoying and hyperactive ... See full summary »
A Parisian named Cartier living in Quebec City and employee of a major English Canadian insurance company is promoted to a job in Vancouver. He brings along his annoying and hyperactive Quebecquer wife and his two young kids. Rolling on a trailer van and with no knowledge of the English language, it becomes a Trans-Canadian wacky journey for the French-speaking family, and might influence Mr.Cartier to reconsider accepting this important position... Written by
A very funny film about the tensions between French and English-speaking Canadians.
This film is great for anyone who has experienced the language and culture differences among the English-speaking and francophone Canadians. It follows a family from Québec who travels through English-speaking Canada.
There are many hilarious scenes. The scene at the gas-station will have you rolling on the floor. I love how the husband is trying his best English out with another man who is also learning simple English. Another humorous section occurs when the family ends up camping out in a military reserve. You have to see the film to know what I'm talking about.
When I first watched this film, I was in Québec learning French. It is a great film for learners of French--especially those stationed in Canada.
Though the film is humorous, it does have a more serious side as it considers the near racism issues that persist to this day among French speakers and English speakers in Canada.
The film sort of comes full circle when the family returns from their voyage--back to the safe bubble of their homeland in Québec.
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